The Exemplar - A Magical Vintage:
2017 Jouan Gevrey-Chambertin "Aux Echézeaux"

Posted by Ian McFadden

Jouan’s Gevrey-Chambertin "Aux Echézeaux" is one of our favorites. The 2017 is magical.

While Gevrey-Chambertin is known for its meatiness and power, Aux Echézeaux is surprisingly elegant. It is located in the southern end of the region, right next to Morey-St.-Denis, and produces wines that are much more silky and delicate.

Many people taste Jouan's wines and immediately become obsessed with their grace and whispering complexity. The "Aux Echézeaux" bottling possesses these qualities in spades.

Jouan’s 2017 "Aux Echézeaux" is bright and ethereal. Its aromatics are intense and the silky texture is downright seductive. In some ways, the gracefulness of the wine is classic Jouan, but the 2017 has freshness and verve that gives the wine a thrilling new dimension.

When I tasted through Burgundy last winter, many of the producers that I visited summed up the vintage in a single word - joyful. While that's an accurate pithy description, wines like Jouan's "Aux Echézeaux" remind you that the vintage is capable of serious nuance.

In short, this is a vintage that beautifully displays what makes Jouan so special. You probably know by now that these wines tend to sell out fast. This is a don't miss.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits