Ratings & Tasting notes:
91 points Wine Spectator
A mix of floral, vegetal and spice aromas, followed by cherry and berry flavors, highlight this elegant, even ethereal red, whose flavors are somewhat submerged. Yet this is long and balanced, gaining fruit and flesh with air. Best from 2013 through 2027. (Web Only–2012)
90 points Allen Meadows – Burghound
(approximately 45 year old vines from 2 different climats, 90% of which is in Les Poulaillères and the other 10% is in Clos St. Denis; there was a lot of replanting done here in the decades of the sixties and seventies) A spicy, expressive and expansive nose of red berry fruit, distinct vegetal nuances, freshly sliced fennel and obvious earth notes that transfer over to the detailed, balanced and energetic flavors that possess excellent transparency on the vibrant and mouth coating finish. There is a lingering inner mouth perfume here that makes this quite seductive. Not surprisingly, this changed rather dramatically in the hour that I had to evaluate the ’07s and the seemingly lighter weight flavors put on noticeable flesh though the nose slowly closed in on itself. Drink: 2017+ (1/2010)
90 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The Domaine’s 2007 Echezeaux displays ripe red berry and star anise aromas; a tender fruit character, mingled with a hint of mocha and underlain by subtly saline meat stock on a silken palate, and a finish that preserves just enough of a fresh edge to its fruit to stimulate salivation and the desire for the next sip. Here is a 2007 that remains true to the personality it expressed early on in barrel, albeit with flattering textural refinement and a greater sense of purity. It’s small scale, but only in the non-derogatory sense of chamber music (two words I used to describe it and, amusingly, later heard from de Villaine). (DS) (6/2010)
Stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since purchase.
Perfect fill level, capsule and wine clarity.
For exact label condition, see photos.