2011 Domaine Faiveley Echézeaux Grand Cru
Allen Meadows - Burghound
(from the sub-climat En Orveaux). An intensely floral nose is notably ripe with notes of plum, spice, black raspberry and cassis in evidence. There is a seductive texture to the solidly well-concentrated medium weight plus flavors that benefit from plenty of structure-buffering dry extract such that this seems more forward than it really is. The tannins are dense but fine and this should significantly reward 12 to 15 years of cellaring.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good bright, medium red. Red cherry, redcurrant, smoke and white pepper on the nose, complemented by mellow oak tones. Rich, dense and silky, with a dominant flavor of sweet raspberry. Really opens out on the back half, then grips the palate on the very long finish, which features a note of bitter orange zest. This wine began with the lowest potential alcohol of all of Faiveley's grand cru holdings in 2011 (it was 11.8%, chaptalized to 12.6%), and will rely as much on its acidity as on its tannins for aging. 92+ (ST)
Faiveley owns two acres of this large Grand Cru vineyard. This 2011 is a big, bold and fruity wine that shows red fruits, a sweet texture and good acidity. It’s powerful and dark, jammy as well as structured. The wood flavors are still showing strongly and need to soften. Drink from 2019.
A polished red, featuring notes of violet, black cherry, toasty oak, baking spices and mineral. Dense and well-integrated, but remains elegant, with a long aftertaste of fruit and spice. Best from 2016 through 2027.