Domaine Thenard owns a little over half a hectare (0.54 ha) in Les Grands-Echezeaux and this bottle was recently imported from the domaine’s cellar. The wine was light ruby in color, but slightly darker at the center. On the nose, it was tight and revealed little. Thenard uses a high percentage of whole clusters and it was very apparent in this wine. Like many wines made in this style, the Thenard had a lighter color and noticeable acidity. The fruit was very restrained at first, but it opened quickly. Both on the nose and palate, there was a rustic quality to the wine. Ideally, a Grands-Echezeaux would show more depth and richness, but I really liked the style of this wine. I have a feeling that it needs another 10 years in the cellar to really show at its best.