2018 David Duband Echezeaux Grand Cru
David Duband is regarded as one of the rising stars of Burgundy. He took over his family domaine at a very young age and now has more than 20 vintages of experience behind him. Starting out with small family holdings David, together with his business partner Francois Feuillet, have added to their portfolio of wines through the purchase of some exceptional old Grand cru vineyards throughout Gevrey Chambertin and Morey St Denis, including prime holdings of retiring vigneron Jacky Truchot.
Here the expressive and clearly ripe nose is compositionally similar to that of the Sentiers except that it's even spicier and a bit more exotic as well. The sleek and intense larger-scaled flavors possess a sophisticated texture while displaying focused power that carries over to the dusty, palate coating and impressively complex and lengthy finish. This is very good and the abundant sap should permit it to be approached after 7 to 8 years.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
From Les Rouges du Bas comes the 2018 Echézeaux Grand Cru, a broad-shouldered wine offering up aromas of ripe berry fruit, plums, rose petals, orange rind and spices. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, velvety and enveloping, with an expansive attack, a fleshy core of fruit and lively, succulent acids.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)