The sensational Meo Camuzet Echezeaux is loyal to its appellation through the finesse of its attack on the palate and its overall balance. But it's also a wine with pronounced acidity, which gives it freshness and structure and bestows upon it a sometimes austere finish.
Burghound (BH): 95
This is a wine of contrast as the ripe and spicy nose is really quite cool and restrained with its aromas of black fruit, cassis, plum and plenty of earth influence. There is impressive richness and excellent volume to the quite finely detailed medium weight plus flavors that possess good power and notably more size and weight than the Clos de Vougeot on the marvelously long finish. This wine has made real strides in recent years and this is a brilliant Ech.
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 91-94
Good bright, dark red. Bright, primary aromas of raspberry, stony minerality and spicy oak are lifted by a floral topnote. Juicy and penetrating, with lovely precision to the flavors of red berries, red cherry and stone. A strong acid/tannin backbone is buffered by subtle mid-palate sweetness. This very firmly structured 2011 will need six to eight years of cellaring to approach peak drinkability.