Robert Parker 95 Pts. -The Wine Advocate - "The 2012 Grands Echézeaux was picked on September 22, 24 and 25, at 27 hectoliters per hectare. Compared to the Echézeaux the nose is more demure, perhaps more refined, does not feel the urge to "put it all out" as it were. Reticent is the word - yet the precision and delineation is undeniable. The palate is medium-bodied with very supple tannin, here a mixture of red and black fruit, a little broodier and more introspective than its "cousin" but with greater persistence in the mouth. It unfurls on the finish: hints of dry tobacco and cedar, leaving you with the impression of a "masculine" Grands Echézeaux, one built for the long haul. Antonio Galloni 94 Pts. - "Readers who want to check out the vintage at DRC should probably start with the 2012 Échézeaux, a wine that is wonderfully expressive today, although naturally very young. Still, the depth of the fruit and overall sense of pliancy add to an impression of exuberance that is hard to resist. Hints of tobacco, mint, new leather and dried herbs add nuance over time, but 2012 Échézeaux is above all else a wine of textural radiance and pure beauty."