The 2018 Echezeaux Grand Cru soars from the glass with a pretty bouquet of cherries, raspberries, smoked duck, cinnamon and rose petals that's framed by a deft touch of new oak and also subtly inflected by the 15% whole clusters that this cuvée saw this year. On the palate, it's full-bodied, velvety and succulent, with an expansive attack, excellent depth at the core and a long, nicely defined finish.
94-96 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Jan 2020)
The 2018 Echézeaux Grand Cru comes from two parcels in Les Quartier de Nuits and Les Rouges du Bas and is the only cru that includes whole cluster (20%) and is matured in 60% new oak. It has a very well-defined bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, sous-bois and a touch of pepperiness emanating from the stems. The palate is medium-bodied with gorgeous, lithe tannins, a fine bead of acidity and quite a dense, grippy finish that suggests it will need several years in bottle. Excellent.
93-95 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (Jan 2020)