DRC Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Echezeaux 2012
WA92: I adored the 2012 Echézeaux Grand Cru from barrel and I adore it from bottle. Picked on September 29-30 at 22 hectoliters per hectare, those explosive aromatics from barrel are replicated here with bright red cherries, kirsch and rose petals, all beautifully defined and imbued with a sense of exuberance. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe tannin, a dash of white pepper on the tip of the tongue and a beautifully poised, elegant finish. This is an Echézeaux determined to be above its station. Wonderful.
VM91-94: Good deep red. Deep aromas of wild blackberry, raspberry and sexy woodsmoke, complicated by floral and coffee nuances. Fat, chewy and sweet, but with plenty of medicinal reserve to the dark berry flavors. Finishes thick and sappy, with a suggestion of candied blackberry.