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Echézeaux, Domaine Georges Noellat 2013

Tasting Notes

Like the Beaux Monts this is also exuberantly spicy with lovely floral top notes to the essence of black cherry liqueur aromas. There is fine volume and richness to the velvety, even suave middle weight plus flavors that are shaped by very fine tannins on the firmly structured but well-balanced and strikingly long finish. This is an elegant example of the appellation that should age well. Drink: 2025+
Note: from a .07 ha parcel in Cruots; fashioned with 20% whole clusters in 2013

Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (57), January 2015

As I have mentioned in the past, the domaine's family's old vines lies in the lieu à dit of
Les Cruots, at the upper section of this part of Echézeaux and right below the lower limit of
Beaux Monts. This was always one of Henri Jayer's favorite sectors of Echézeaux. The 2013
here is going to be an outstanding wine, as it offers up a nicely reserved and very serious nose of
cassis, sweet dark berries, woodsmoke, bitter chocolate, Vosne spice tones, incipient notes of
game and a fine base of cedary wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and very
soil-driven, with a lovely core of black fruit, tangy acids, fine-grained tannins and excellent
focus on the very, very long and classy finish. All this lovely bottle of Echézeaux needs is time
in the cellar to unfold. 2023-2065+.

John Gilman, View From the Cellar (54), December 2014
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