2020 Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot Echezeaux Grand Cru
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2020 Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot Echezeaux Grand Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$850. 00
$10200.00 Dozen
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork

It is exceptionally rare to happen upon a new Burgundy domaine that is both set for greatness and firmly under the radar in equal measure. Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot (CLF) is such a property, however given they enjoy an enviable collection of six Grand Cru vineyards, and the exceptional winemaking skills shown by the talented Thomas Colladot, CLF won't remain hidden for long. For many years the grapes from the property were sold to negociants, however as these contracts begun to expire in the early 2000's they started taking back the production, and brought on Thomas Colladot in 2010 to oversee winemaking duties.

While not certified, organic practices are used in the vineyards, with all fruit hand harvested and whole cluster fermentation used where and as desired depending on the plot and vintage conditions. New oak varies between 30-50% for most wines, and élevage lasts between 15 and 18 months, before bottling is conducted in-house. The wines of Domaine Coquard Loison Fleurot are characterised by their purity and transparency of their terroirs.

Other Reviews....
A wonderfully expressive and broad-ranging nose displays notes of black cherry and raspberry coulis, spice, violet and sandalwood. The exceptionally rich and unusually full-bodied flavors brim with dry extract while exhibiting excellent power on the mouth coating, balanced and complex finale that goes on and on. I very much like the outstanding persistence and this is an impressive Ech. Drink from 2035+.
92-95 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

The 2020 Echézeaux Grand Cru offers real intensity on the nose, quite powerful with pure dark cherries, cassis, crushed violet and blood orange. Stylistically, this is not unlike Thomas Collardot’s good friend, Sébastien Cathiard’s in style. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, fine acidity, veins of blood orange and a pinch of sea salt. Lovely structure and focus on the finish. Excellent - this is an Echézeaux from the top drawer. Drink 2026-2050.
94-96 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

23 barrels – lucky man! Inky purple black, in colour. Starts a bit blockbuster for Echezeaux, then refines somewhat. Still, this is not for the fainthearted. Quite firm tannins but ripe enough. Decent weight behind, but this is still unresolved. A few blackberries though predominantly red fruit. 13.8% alcohol. Note that the malolactic for this wine was fairly late, taking place in the summer.
92-95 points
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy