2016 Christian Clerget Echezeaux Grand Cru. Only 18 bottles for Australia

 

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The new vintage of Clerget's top wine - Echezeaux En Orveaux
 
The issues with small yields in 2016 are starting to become obvious as more of our allocations come through. Many prime vineyards in the Cote de Nuits suffered very badly.
 
Earlier this week I received my allocation from Domaine Christian Clerget. Their top wine - Echezeaux Grand Cru - was badly affected by the frost. The yield was just 8 hl/ha - a fraction of the permitted production level and the quantity produced is correspondingly tiny.
 
This has resulted in a big reduction in my allocation. In 2015 we had 48 bottles. In 2016 we have a mere 18 bottles.
The 2016's from Domaine Christian Clerget continue the resurgence of this small domaine and are lovely successors to the wonderful 2015's.
Their Echezeaux vines are in the climat of En Orveaux and were planted immediately after World War II. At around 70 years of age they produce small grapes with serious intensity. Christian uses 20% whole bunch and the result is a wine of haunting nuance, great texture and terrific complexity.
The 2016 Echezeaux from Christian Clerget is available at a 15% Pre Arrival Discount. Remeber there are only 18 bottles for all of Australia.
Echezeaux En Orveaux Grand Cru 2016
Landed Price $367.95
Pre Arrival Price $312.50

Clerget Echezeaux En Orveaux label Burghound(from a 1.1 ha parcel located in En Orveaux that was planted in 1947, from yields of only 8 hl/ha). Reduction. The exceptionally rich, full-bodied and incredibly dense flavors possess outstanding power yet the palate impression is almost lush thanks to the remarkable level of dry extract that mostly buffers the robust, serious and built-to-age finish. Like the Charmes, despite the presence of a very firm tannic spine, this should be approachable young. 2028+.
 91-94 Points

That is an excellent score and review from Burghound!

To view and purchase the wine on line click here. You may also order by telephone (03) 9326 5737 or email asaf@grandmillesime.com.au.

To view the complete range of 2016's from Domaine Christian Clerget click here.
 
Cheers,
Darren 

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