"The 2014 Echézeaux en Orveaux Grand Cru, matured in around 70% new oak, was backward and sulky on the nose when I tasted it from barrel; it unfurled gradually with small dark cherries and blueberry scents, though all with a tight leash. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannin, the new wood component dominant at the moment. It is pure in the mouth with a keen line of acidity, although personally that wood just obstructs the terroir expression on the finish, therefore I would afford this 3-5 years in bottle." 90-92 Neal Martin
Located in the commune of Flagey-Echézeaux and made famous by the Domaine the La Romanee Conti, the appellation, like it’s northern neighbour (Clos Vougeot), can make wines in varying quality. At it’s best, the wines are long lived, with red and black fruits characters, forest floor and are robust and meaty.