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Echézeaux, Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot 2017

Tasting Notes

5 Star Wine
They are fortunate to have more than a hectare in all, spread between Poulaillères, Treux and En Orveaux. I tasted the constituent parts in the spring and the blend in November. There are 20 barrels of this! Glorious pink purple, beautifully scented. Such an incredible wealth of fruit, much more concentrated than the vosne 1er cru, sublime with a ravishing finish. Oak nicely placed at the finish. “The bomb in the cellar this year”. Cooler Orveau and more humid Treux have both coped with the warm dry summer very well. Tasted: November 2018

Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy, November 2018

The Echézeaux from Domaine Coquard Loison Fleurot hails from three of the climats that make up this grand cru, with a small plot of les Treux mixed in with larger parcels in Orveaux and les Poulallières. The reason that the family decides to add twenty percent Echézeaux to their Beaumonts is that the other parcels in these climats were all planted in 1945, so by moving the younger vine Echézeaux into the Premier Cru bottling, it allows the domaine’s Echézeaux cuvée to all be old vines. The 2017 version is excellent, offering up a deep and sappy nose of red and black cherries, raspberries, pigeon, complex soil tones, a touch of chocolate, Vosne spices and cedary new oak. On the palate the wine is pure, sappy and quite full-bodied, with excellent mid-palate depth, fien focus and grip and a long, well balanced and ripely tannic finish. This is a fine example in the making. Drink between 2027-2075

John Gilman, View From the Cellar (78), November 2018

Excellent length and succulence with impeccable red fruit and an earthy complexity that really draws your attention on the finish. Such wonderfully pure flavour, with a satisfaction factor that so often evades Burgundy, even at this level. Compared with its peers, and to the rest of the range, this is that rarest thing, a GV grand cru! Drink between 2022-2042

Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com, January 2019
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