Domaine de la Romanee Conti   Echezeaux

2017 Echezeaux

By Domaine de la Romanee-Conti

2017 Echezeaux from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Burgundy, France

The noble cloak of Burgundy enshrines a myriad of vinous jewels, yet the 2017 Echezeaux from the venerable Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is undeniably a paragon that epitomises the intricate alchemy between terroir and meticulous viticulture. The 2017 vintage in Burgundy was characterised by a unique interplay of climatic conditions that bequeathed wines with an impressive balance of concentration and finesse.


Winemaking Pedigree Meets Favourable Seasons

In the storied fabric of the Côte de Nuits, stability triumphed over adversity in 2017. With spring frosts averted and a mostly temperate summer, vineyards were suitably coddled. The Echezeaux parcels, nurtured by the esteemed hands at Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, have rendered a wine with resplendent poise. This grand cru enclave, blessed with supple yet sundry soils, has translated the year’s beneficence into liquid allure.


Tactile Terroir: The Lingering Essence of 2017 Echezeaux

Uncorking the 2017 Echezeaux reveals a coalescence of aromatic intricacy and palate charting depth which could only narrate the annals of an exceptional site. Fragments of ripe red cherries and blackberries amalgamate with sotto voce whispers of violets and sweet spice - a bouquet both dalliant and astute. On tasting, the luxuriant layers are apparent; bright acidity weaves through plush tannins while beguiling notes of dark fruit, earth and a lick of oak sustain a vibrant final act that reverberates with uncanny grace.

The exquisite exposition of this vintage lies in its ability to encapsulate vivacity within structure – signalling an investment-grade wine that will gracefully unfurl over time. Astute collectors would extol its virtues as it matriculates into greater complexity in the cellar.


Investment Merit: The 2017 Echezeaux Projection

In conclusion, the 2017 Echezeaux from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is a sophisticated tapestry rendered in vinous form; it represents an assemblage where nature's goodwill has been expertly stitched by human skill. It stands confidently as a prime candidate for savvy investors seeking to enrich their portfolio with a wine that promises enthralling evolution. In siphoning the essence of the pageant that was Burgundy in 2017, this Echezeaux promises to etch its legacy in the palatial halls of fine wine history.

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The flamboyant 2017 Échézeaux Grand Cru is especially good this year, bursting from the glass with an extravagant bouquet of wild berries, rose petals, cinnamon, smoked duck and Asian spices. On the palate, it's full-bodied, supple and velvety, with an expansive attack and superb depth and amplitude, its fleshy core of fruit framed by fine, melting tannins. Reminiscent of a modern-day version of the Domaine's 1985 Échézeaux, this is another 2017 that has gained appreciably with its final months of élevage. Picked on the 18th, this was where the estate's harvest concluded.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 9 January 2020

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