Domaine Gros Frere et Soeur, Echezeaux Grand Cru, Burgundy, France, 2018 through Merchant of Wine.

Domaine Gros Frere et Soeur, Echezeaux Grand Cru, Burgundy, France, 2018

Regular price $229.95 Sale price $250.00

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This is a pre-offer as this wine will arrive late March.


Overview of the Wine
The name 'Gros' is particularly ubiquitous in Vosne-Romanée where, following the splitting up of Jean Gros' large vineyard holdings between his four children in 1964, there are now multiple domaines operating under the Gros name. Domaine Gros Frère et Soeur is one of the most significant of these domaines, being formed of the amalgamation of two inheritances, and includes Grand Cru vines in Clos Vougeot, Echezeaux and Richebourg. The wines are amongst Burgundy's richest and most extracted, with plenty of heft and intense fruit character to stand up to extensive use of new oak. Bernard Gros replanted a large part of his holdings in the 1980s and it will be very exciting to see how good the wines become as the vineyards continue to mature. For many years, Bernard Gros declassified his parcel of Echezeaux and Vosne “Chaumes” Premiers Cru into the village level Vosne Romanee, which made it one of the best values around. Now that there are enough high quality grapes coming from those vineyards, however, Bernard will make an Echezeaux and Vosne “Chaumes” every year. Value hunters shouldn’t be too disappointed though as some of the grapes from Echezeaux and “Chaumes” will be declassified into the new Vosne Romanee Premiers Cru (no vineyard designate) as well as the village Vosne. While the wines of Gros Frere definitely reflect the character of each vineyard, they are made in a distinct style. They are very ripe, intensely concentrated and aged in relatively high percentages of new, high toast oak barrels. The toast imparts a nice spicy character which is well balanced by the intense fresh fruit flavors.

Grape / Blend
Pinot Noir

Origin
Burgundy, France

Tasting Notes
Grand-Échézeaux Grand Cru 2018 is a fine Burgundy wine produced by Domaine Gros Freres et Soeur. Adjacent to the Clos de Vougeot, the Grand-Échézeaux gives life and a bright wine with intense colors. As a young man he changes refined and tasty aromas such as cherry and cocoa beans, aging the aromas evolve into notes of undergrowth, truffle, fine leather and with an almost imperceptible touch of cigar and cedar. In the mouth it is enveloping with its noble tannins that add freshness while remaining well blended with the body of the wine, for a very long finish. Drunk young, this wine is quite vigorous, required the best of itself after several years in the cellar, even over 10.

95 Points - James Suckling 
There’s real clarity and brightness to this Echezeaux, with very fine, long tannins that run down the palate. Subtle blackberry and strawberry character with hints of bark and walnut. Some chocolate powder, too. It’s tight and structured at the end. Drinkable now,but needs three to five years to open and soften. 

Product size: 750ml

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