Neal Martin 92-94
"The 2013 Grands Echézeaux Grand Cru is probably more expressive than the Echézeaux on the nose with heightened delineation. Here there is wonderful precision and penetration. A second barrel showed a more floral character, the fruit slightly redder than the first. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannins. This is just full of energy percolating through the dark berry, bergamot and bilberry fruit, yet there is a firm grip on the masculine finish, the second barrel a touch suppler and pastille-like. This is an aristocractic Grands Echézeaux in the making."
Stephen Tanzer 94 Vinous
Healthy dark red. An initial note of reduction dissipated to reveal sexy scents of raspberry, blueberry, smoky minerals and Oriental spices. Densely packed and vibrant, with concentrated berry fruit accented by pepper and spices from the stems. Firm tannins will support slow development in bottle. There's way more inner-mouth tension and éclat here than I found in the Echézeaux. An outstanding vintage for this bottling.
Domaine De La Romanee ContiView all from Domaine De La Romanee Conti
Considered the pinnacle of Burgundy, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti produces some of the world's most revered wines from its tiny vineyards in Vosne-Romanée. Two of the Domaine's seven grand cru vineyards -- La Romanée-Conti and La Tâche -- are monopoles and unarguably the greatest vineyards in Burgundy. Montrachet in Chassagne, Richebourg, Romanée-St.-Vivant, Grands Échézeaux and Echézeaux are also grand cru vineyards, yielding sublime wines that are among the most highly sought after, seductive and rarest in the world.
"The Domaine's wines, particularly Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg and in recent vintages Romanée-St.-Vivant, have an almost magical aura about them. Much of this stems from their consistent quality from vintage to vintage and their ability to age extremely well. They also transmit a sense of place, the fundamental notion of climat that is central to the character of great Burgundy. As such, each vineyard has its own distinctive character, structure and style." Wine Spectator, Bruce Sanderson