Domaine de la Romanee Conti Echezeaux 2020
The 2020 Echezeaux Grand Cru is one of the standouts in this tasting. Opulent and sumptuous to the core, the Echezeaux is a real head-turner. I suppose it is not as complex as some of the other wines in this range, but as Aubert de Villaine once said to me about his Montrachet "You don't always want complex, do you?" A rush of dark blue/purplish fruit, spice, chocolate, spice and lavender races across the palate. Readers will find a racy, hedonistic Burgundy that will drink well with minimal cellaring. What a wine!