2015 Echezeaux Clos Frantin (Ablert Bichot)

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    Grand Cru
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    Pinot Noir
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 93 (43101)

This too is quite ripe with its liqueur-like aromas of black raspberry, spice and floral hints that are trimmed in just enough wood to notice. The velvety, supple and quite round flavors coat the palate with dry extract that also pushes the moderately firm tannins to the background on the slightly warm finish where the wood resurfaces. This is unusually powerful compared to what is typical for Echézeaux though it is not particularly complex but the underlying material is here such that it is reasonable that more will develop and my rating assumes that it will.

Vinous - Score: 94 (43405)

The 2015 Echézeaux Grand Cru has a competent, well-defined bouquet of raspberry, wild strawberry and earthy aromas. The medium-bodied palate is edgy in style, presenting fine tannin, well-judged acidity and a splash of balsamic that lends tension toward the sustained finish. This seems to improve in the glass, and that bodes well for the future. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.