The 2015 Echézeaux Grand Cru, which comes from the lieu-dit of Les Loachausses, has a very expressive bouquet with vibrant red and black fruit, overtly classic in style, perhaps more reserved than previous vintages that I have tasted, yet conveying the terroir in convincing fashion. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy red berry fruit, cedar, touches of white pepper with fine structure and tension all the way through to the finish.
Always one of the most exciting addresses in Burgundy, Anne Gros stands out on her own stylistically, walking that fine line between power, size, and finesse. In the late 1980’s Domaine François Gros was going downhill. Due to illness quality suffered badly and most of the wine was sold off in bulk. It was under these circumstances that Anne Gros took on the family domaine. Anne has the smallest piece of the famous Gros family’s Cote d’Or holdings, when she succeeded her father in 1988 the domaine covered three hectares. Since then it has grown to cover 6.5 hectares, with an en metayage agreement on a Vosne village lieu-dit, and her own plantings up on the Hautes-Cotes as well the return in 2007 of .076 hectrares of Grand Cru Echezeaux, all located in the lieu-dit of Les Loachausses, after a 25 year lease to Domaine Gros Frère et Sœur. Today few would disagree that Anne is probably the most highly regarded branch of the Gros family at the moment, and she has created that reputation from sheer hard work and talent.