Grands Echezeaux (0.75 L)
The 2012 Echezeaux Grand Cru has a lucid garnet/ruby color. Picked on September 25 with 15% whole cluster fruit, it has a sensual nose with strawberry jam and boysenberry fruit. Perhaps it is not as sophisticated as other growers’ Echezeaux, but it is very generous. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy, structured opening. With firm grip on its masculine finish, it is just missing a little complexity and breeding to merit a higher score.
WA / RP: 92