Henri Jayer

Échezéaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir

9.777 ratings
9.734 pro ratings
Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Web Bond

Henri et Georges Jayer Echezeaux 1998. Vines owned by Henri’s brother Georges. 2X with this wine. Richer and fuller in body(than the Jayer Cros Parantoux 1998 drunk alongside) and became silkier, more savory, and more elegant with time in decanter. Arguably not at apogee, although drinking fantastically now.

Henri et Georges Jayer Echezeaux 1998. Vines owned by Henri’s brother Georges. 2X with this wine. Richer and fuller in body(than the Jayer Cros Parantoux 1998 drunk alongside) and became silkier, more savory, and more elegant with time in decanter. Arguably not at apogee, although drinking fantastically now.

Apr 28th, 2021
Kenneth Korsbæk

Has to revalidate the Wine, pretty sure the was a fake.
Several things indicated that way.

Has to revalidate the Wine, pretty sure the was a fake.
Several things indicated that way.

Apr 8th, 2017
Dustin Cano

Wine Buyer Meritage Wine Market

10

Wine of the night

Wine of the night

Dec 4th, 2016
Max Coane

Was super wound up at first. Decanted and then the treat yourself express pulled into the station. The prices of Hankey J's wines are way to high but it's still a treat to drink them

Was super wound up at first. Decanted and then the treat yourself express pulled into the station. The prices of Hankey J's wines are way to high but it's still a treat to drink them

May 14th, 2016
George Chen

Alas I could not open it...just so few left in the world. Gave it 9.5 on looks and memories of days tasting it in the past. Probably should at erase it...sorry to be a tease.

Alas I could not open it...just so few left in the world. Gave it 9.5 on looks and memories of days tasting it in the past. Probably should at erase it...sorry to be a tease.

Jan 27th, 2016
Web Bond

Georges Jayer Proprietaire

Georges Jayer Proprietaire

Jan 17th, 2016
Marc Piro

Just like Paso Robles Zinfandel.... just kidding

Just like Paso Robles Zinfandel.... just kidding

Nov 11th, 2015
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.5

The only flaw here was that this wine was tasted along with a '88 cros parantoux. Context, context, context.

The only flaw here was that this wine was tasted along with a '88 cros parantoux. Context, context, context.

Jul 17th, 2015
Mark Oldman

Domaine Henri Jayer Echézeaux 1990: Get out your Pharrell-style ranger hat because this concentrated, full-bodied #wine transports you straight to the forest with its pronounced notes of underbrush and cedar. Joining this sous-bois character are big swathes of dark fruit and traces of leather. The mile-long finish evokes cedar and bone broth, a primal revitalizer if there ever was one. Despite its quarter-century of age, it is still lively and intriguing, still moving like Jagger.

Domaine Henri Jayer Echézeaux 1990: Get out your Pharrell-style ranger hat because this concentrated, full-bodied #wine transports you straight to the forest with its pronounced notes of underbrush and cedar. Joining this sous-bois character are big swathes of dark fruit and traces of leather. The mile-long finish evokes cedar and bone broth, a primal revitalizer if there ever was one. Despite its quarter-century of age, it is still lively and intriguing, still moving like Jagger.

Apr 15th, 2015
Mark Oldman

Domaine Henri Jayer Echézeaux 1988: Lush and silky, bursting with sweet black fruit and a commanding, complex perfume of Asian spice, musk, and minerals. Wines from the late, legendary Henri Jayer represent a singularly heightened benchmark for Burgundy and Pinot Noir. They are Led Zeppelin conquering the Garden in 1973 or Kurt Cobain rasping behind the stargazer lilies: pure glory, glorious purity. beetroot and menthol on the nose, velvet on the tongue, and exhilaration in the heart. Wines like these make even the most law-abiding drinker contemplate a life on the lam.

Domaine Henri Jayer Echézeaux 1988: Lush and silky, bursting with sweet black fruit and a commanding, complex perfume of Asian spice, musk, and minerals. Wines from the late, legendary Henri Jayer represent a singularly heightened benchmark for Burgundy and Pinot Noir. They are Led Zeppelin conquering the Garden in 1973 or Kurt Cobain rasping behind the stargazer lilies: pure glory, glorious purity. beetroot and menthol on the nose, velvet on the tongue, and exhilaration in the heart. Wines like these make even the most law-abiding drinker contemplate a life on the lam.

Apr 15th, 2015