(AM=92-94) Moderate though not dominant wood influence surrounds the even spicier and equally floral-infused nose of more deeply pitched dark berry fruit aromas that exhibit an exotic orange pekoe tea nuance. The beautifully refined middle weight flavors possess unusually good density in the context of the 2017 vintage thanks to the abundant dry extract that imparts a sappy texture to the punchy and lingering finish that offers excellent depth and persistence.
Note: from selected vines in a .36 ha parcel of Les Treux that was planted in 1945; the wine, which is intended to replace the prior cuvée known as Echézeaux Vieilles Vignes, comes in a special 3-bottle case that looks very much like a briefcase with snaps containing a brochure that explains the selection. For readers' edification, in watchmaking, a complication is a function that is added to the hour, a minute or second hand of a watch. An ultra-complicated watch is one where the movement combines all three complications in one and it is from this usage that the name La Grande Complication derives