Lucien Le Moine Échézeaux Grand Cru 2013
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Lucien Le Moine has been producing one of the very finest examples of Échézeaux for several years running. Mounir says that you can make the analogy that Échézeaux is the syrah of Burgundy. On the Flagey side there is a flat exposition and the limestone is not as evident. As a result the wine has a licorice, smoky note which almost brings you to the Côte-Rôtie.
Sleek and stylish, this red features wild cherry, strawberry, floral, spice and mineral flavors etched into the firm, lean frame. Balanced and youthfully exuberant, finishing long. Best from 2019 through 2033. 12 cases imported.
Good full red, not totally lucid. Initially deeply pitched, with dark fruit and woodsmoke flavors dominating, but aeration brought up livelier notes of cherry, spices and flowers. At once sweet and vinous in the mouth, with medicinal red cherry fruit complicated by leather and tobacco nuances. Creamy, concentrated, energetic wine with graceful integration of oak. The very long finish features firm but suave, fine-grained tannins and serious grip for aging. Delivers classic 2013 structure and vitality.
The 2013 Echézeaux Grand Cru sports a very elegant bouquet: feminine and poised with rose petals and granitic scents. The palate is medium-bodied and nicely structured built on a foundation of vibrant red brambly fruit infused with minerals and a long tail on the finish. This is an excellent Echézeaux that will benefit from three or four years in bottle.