Echezeaux Grand Cru 2006

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Terroir: The Grand Cru Echézeaux is an 86 acre terroir located in the village of Vosne Romanee. Domaine Jacques Prieur owns a 1 acre plot in the Champs Traversins parcel located in the heart of the vineyard. Soil here is thin and poor comprised of sandy gravel.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 19 days prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 17 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.

Additional Information

“Good full medium red. Redcurrant and flowers on the sappy, primary nose. Intensely flavored and dense but quite tight and hard to taste. Very imploded today; much less sweet and fruity than the 2007. This has the sappiness and backbone for a slow evolution in bottle but today it's not showing the back-end lift or sheer flavor intensity of the Musigny.” 91+ pts. -Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Mar.-Apr. 2009

Recent Press

  • Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht
    Date: Thursday, December 31, 2009

    The Prieur 2006 Echezeaux offers one of those examples where this vintage will give 2005 more than a run for its money's worth. Deep, sweetly-ripe cherry and roasted meat are accented with musk oil, iodine, and cherry pit. This is almost implosively intense threatening a sense of severity yet it's fine-grained, and carries a sense of energy and lift into its long, savory, mineral-inflected, dynamically complex finish. The overall tone is dark, but an abundance of primary fruit juiciness is proof against austerity.

    Grade: 93-94 points
  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Sunday, March 1, 2009

    Good medium red. Redcurrant and flowers on the sappy primary nose. Intensely flavored and dense but quite tight and hard to taste. Very imploded today; much less sweet and fruity than the 2007. This has the sappiness and backbone for a slow evolution in bottle but today its not showing the back-end lift or sheer flavor intensity of the Musigny.

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