2019 Echézeaux Grand Cru, Gérard Julien et Fils

Etienne’s parcel is just next to Grands Echezeaux and has produced a magnificent wine in 2019. The fruit is so exuberant and full bodied, with a long, powerful finish of tremendous intensity.

Critic score
91/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£170.68
Case, 3 Bottles - 75cl
En primeur
In stock
£512.04

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Echézeaux (Grand Cru), Flagey-Echézeaux, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Young 2025 - 2035
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Grand Cru
2019 Echézeaux Grand Cru, Gérard Julien et Fils

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 Echézeaux Grand Cru comes from the Les Treux lieu-dit and will undergo 20 months in new oak. The wood dominates the nose at the moment, although there seems to be sufficient black cherry and crushed strawberry fruit behind it. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, smooth tannins, the new oak nicely integrated. It will require 4–5 years in bottle but I think this could turn out nicely.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2020)
(90—92)/100
Domaine Gérard Julien & Fils

The town of Comblanchien is yet to attract more attention for fine wine than for its quarries, but that’s about to change. And it’s thanks to Etienne Julien. We discovered this brilliant young winemaker (his first vintage was 2012) thanks to a tip-off from his friend and fellow rising star Maxime Cheurlin of Domaine Georges Noëllat. We can only recommend you start buying his wines now before word is truly out. Joyful, energetic and vivacious, these Pinot Noirs are a true hedonist’s delight.

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