Lying between Flagey-Échezeaux (home of the ÉCHEZEAUX appellation) and Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée occupies a middle position in the Côte de Nuits. The vines grow at altitudes of 250 to 310 metres and face east or, in some cases, slightly south of east. Vosne-Romanée, the central jewel in the necklace of appellations which is the burgundian côte, is not content with holding a mere four aces but boasts a total of six Grands Crus, each one famous the world over. A thousand years ago, it was the Benedictine monks of Saint-Vivant de Vergy and the Cistercians of Cîteaux who first realised the value of these very special plots of land. One of these vineyards takes its name from Prince Conti who lost his heart to it in 1760. Romanée-Conti is one of the wonders of the world and has always been a singly-held entity.

Tasting Notes

The 2014 Echézeaux Grand Cru has a precise bouquet, perhaps not quite as generous as I have found other, riper vintages at this stage, with a mixture of red and black fruit as well as a hint of violet and Earl Grey tea. The palate is medium-bodied with quite rigid tannin on the entry. This is a cool, more reserved Echézeaux than I was expecting, quite structured but with very fine precision on the finish.[89-91 Points, Neal Martin – December 2015,]