Robert Parker 88-90
Stylistically feminine, the medium-to-dark ruby-colored Echezeaux reveals floral perfumed scents and a medium-bodied, delineated, velvety personality with smoke, mocha and dark cherry flavors. Anticipated maturity: 1999-2007. This note is the result of tastings I did in Burgundy in Washington, D.C. in April. The wine was tasted from cask, not bottle. Pinot Noir, a fragile varietal, reacts poorly to fining, filtration, and careless bottling techniques, I recommend caution when considering buying a red burgundy based on cask samples. I called it as I tasted it, and hope the bottled wine reflects the quality of the samples I was provided. Overall, 1995 is another in a string of successful vintages for Jadot. If there is one negociant house consumers can feel comfortable buying blindly, vintage to vintage, it is Jadot. Importer: Kobrand Corp., New York, NY; tel. (212) 490-9300
Anticipated maturity: 1999-2007
Impressive deep ruby-red. Perfumed, slightly candied aromas of red berries and smoky, charred oak. Supple and sweet, but a wine of only moderate intensity. Finishes with slightly dry tannins.