93 Points John Gilman
like all of the 2007s from Louis-Michel Liger-Belair, there is a sense of flamboyance to his ’07 Echézeaux that is absolutely seductive, with the wine singing on both the nose and palate already, though it is still several years away from really reaching its plateau of peak maturity. The beautiful bouquet is a mélange of raspberries, cherries, red plums, Vosne spices, duck, a lovely base of soil tones that will get nicely autumnal in the fullness of time and a generous coating of new wood that has still not been completely absorbed into the other components of the wine. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and elegant on the attack, with a lovely core of red fruit, superb soil signature, tangy acids and just a touch of backend wood tannins still awaiting absorption on the very long and complex finish. This will be a superb wine, but give it just a few more years to better integrate it new wood. As good as it is (and the wine is going to be very, very good), I would love to have seen it in a vintage like 2007 raised in a lower percentage of new barrels and a few one or two wine barrels utilized in the elevage. But, all this needs is time to fully blossom and no one is going to be disappointed with it down the road just as it is! Drink between 2020-2050.
92 Points Vinous
Good medium red. Subtly complex nose offers cherry, raspberry and minerals. Delivers the sweet fruit of 2007 in spades, with a slightly high-toned quality that adds to its sex appeal (all these 2007s have volatile acidity levels around 0.6, according to Liger-Belair, which helps to explain their expressiveness.) Fat and sexy wine, with a complicating saline nuance. Finishes with sweet tannins and superb length.