Domaine de la Romanee Conti   Grand Echezeaux

2017 Grand Echezeaux

By Domaine de la Romanee-Conti

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

The 2017 vintage of the Grand Echezeaux from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti enters the stage with an assured poise that solidifies it as one of the most esteemed offerings from this cherished corner of Burgundy. Not merely content to rest on the laurels of its storied name, this particular year has composed a narrative that flirts with perfection in a balletic display of viticulture and winemaking prowess.

 

A Ballet of Aromas and Flavours

Blessed by a season that balanced the elements with the deft grace of an aire in classical dance, the 2017 vintage brings forth an olfactory tapestry rich in detail. Each sniff invites a mélange of wild strawberries, poised cherries, and undercurrents of sophisticated spices that yields beautifully to those who let it linger.

Upon tasting, this Grand Echezeaux splays out on the palate with complexity and confidence. It carries a lineage known for exceptional longevity, yet reveals a surprising accessibility which may lead well-heeled investors to consider an earlier indulgence whilst the wine's vibrancy is at its zenith.

 

Investment in Liquid Artistry

The artistry bottled in 2017 is one that undoubtedly aligns with the tenets of judicious fine wine investment; rarity and pedigree combine, suggesting potential for appreciation not just in organoleptic qualities but also in market value over time. As with all prestigious cuvées from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, production is limited and demand perpetually high.

The 2017 Grand Echezeaux will undoubtedly be the subject of fervent discourse amongst connoisseurs and investors alike. Each decanter poured will whisper secrets of the terroir that can only stem from such a hallowed plot—a climatic serendipity captured forever within bottled bounds.

 

In Conclusion: The Quintessential Collector's Commodity

To encapsulate, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti's 2017 Grand Echezeaux transcends mere epicurean pleasure, manifesting as a quintessential collector's commodity. This vintage not only upholds the venerated reputation of its lineage but offers an exquisite testimony to the confluence of ideal growing conditions and masterful winemaking that marked this year as one for the annals. A resplendent addition to any serious portfolio, it is one of those rarified creations that assures both an elevation in taste as well as in tangible worth.

Market price (CAD)

$47,530.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

2040

Scores and tasting notes

94

More brooding and reserved than the Échézeaux that preceded it in the tasting, the 2017 Grands Échézeaux Grand Cru unwinds in the glass with an enticing bouquet of cassis, blackberries, blood orange, exotic spices and musk. On the palate, it's full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with a more introverted, structured profile than the Échézeaux, its considerable reserves of concentrated fruit framed by an abundance of powdery tannin and succulent acids. Long and penetrating, this will reward sustained bottle age. The Grands Échézeaux was picked on September 12.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 9 January 2020

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