Domaine Dujac   Echezeaux

2017 Echezeaux

By Domaine Dujac

2017 Echezeaux from Domaine Dujac, Burgundy, France

Continuity and evolution exemplify the 2017 Echezeaux from Domaine Dujac, marking yet another compelling chapter in the storied tapestry of Burgundy's grandeur. The 2017 vintage stands as a testament to the character that can emerge even from a year that posed challenges for vignerons. The season was unpredictable, marked by spring frosts followed by a relatively warm summer that brought the grapes to an earlier than usual harvest with balanced ripeness.

 

The Singular Signature of the Vintage

The 2017 Echezeaux from Domaine Dujac is an articulate reflection of its terroir, embodying a spectrum of flavours that are indicative of the luscious generosity this vintage is becoming revered for. On the nose, this Grand Cru articulates an elegant symphony of ripe red cherries and subtle hints of violet—hallmarks of the Echezeaux appellation—interlaced with whispers of seasoned oak derived from meticulous barrel ageing practices.

 

Complexity and Collectability: The Investment-Worthy Choice

On the palate, the 2017 Echezeaux bedazzles with a silky yet structured form; tannins are present but finely woven into a complex body that offers length and depth. There is a beautiful balance here between power and finesse, with svelte acidity underpinning layers of berry fruit and earthy minerals. This is a wine with both immediate allure and the backbone to age gracefully—the duality that sophisticated fine wine investors chase fervently.

Domaine Dujac's renowned vinification techniques have prudently amplified the intrinsic qualities of this engaging vintage. The resultant wine carries with it not only the pedigree of this celebrated Domaine but also showcases how Echezeaux can shine in a season where meticulous vineyard management paved the path to excellence.

 

Cultivating Finesse: A Connoisseur's Summary

In conclusion, the 2017 Echezeaux from Domaine Dujac offers investors an exquisite opportunity to add depth to their portfolios. It delivers on pleasure now with its expressive nature while promising longevity—a dual-threat in the world of fine wine investing. As one ventures through this vintage's aromatic garden and savours its plush textures, it's clear that Domaine Dujac has once again curated a Burgundy that speaks confidently of its origin, while transcending the expectations set by an unpredictable climatic odyssey.

Current market price

HK$70,260.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

525

Scores and tasting notes

94

The 2017 Echezeaux Grand Cru is also showing very well, having gained in depth and precision in the year since I last tasted it. Opening in the glass with aromas of red berries, cherries, orange rind, sweet soil tones, spices and peonies, it's medium to full-bodied, with a broader, more textural attack than the Malconsorts, underpinned by similarly powdery tannins and lively acids. This looks to be a longer-haul proposition than I had imagined, and at least a modicum of patience will be in order.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 9 January 2020

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