"...I continue to find his best bottles to be among the sexiest wines produced in Burgundy..." - Stephen Tanzer's comment on Dominique Laurent
Dominique Laurent focus on buying old vines across many appellations in Bourgogne. Most of the wines are in negotiant arm and Dominique Laurent works with the grower very closely to ensure the quality of the grapes which makes him busy throughout the year. He believes that Vieilles Vignes (old vines) gives the complexity and texture to the wines so his style in winemaking is also distinct in which he applies more oak than most other winemakers in Burgundy which his wines turn out to be very powerful, richly flavored and complex.
We have found a spectacular parcel which is quite hard to find nowadays, produced from vines planted in 1928 and the plot is located just a few steps away from Grands Echezeaux of Domaine de la Romanee Conti. From skillful hands of Dominique Laurent, they are a compelling counterpart with Domaine de la Romanee Conti Grands Echezeaux and Echezeaux. To Stephen Tanzer, a strict and serious wine critic in Burgundy, this wine is highly enjoyable and had awarded 93-96 pts to Dominique Laurent Echezeaux Vieilles Vignes du Dessus Reserve D.L. Grand Cru 2013, which is at only 10% of the price of a bottle of DRCs! This strongly justifies the position of Dominique Laurent Echezeaux and this is a great opportunity to add to, or begin, a collection -
Dominique Laurent Echezeaux Vieilles Vignes du Dessus Reserve D.L. Grand Cru 2013
HK$1,500 per bottle
93-96 pts Stephen Tanzer
(from vines planted in 1928, next to the Grands-Echézeaux of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti): Bright, deep red-ruby color. Extraordinarily vibrant aromas of ripe raspberry, licorice and spices lifted by pepper and herbs. Hugely concentrated and thick, communicating an impression of power to its red fruit and spice flavors. Almost painful on the finish, which features a medicinal black cherry quality and outstanding finesse of tannins. Laurent says this wine is "too much" but I love its sweetness and depth.
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