Burghound | Rating: 91I was suitably impressed with a wonderful nose of serious aromatic breadth and while clearly aged, this is not declining and offers plenty of the classic spice, rose petal and earth along with ample tertiary fruit and forest floor notes that can also be found on the round, rich, sweet and textured flavors that arrive with good power and energy on the impressively long finish. Consistent with what one would reasonably expect, there is mild acidity poking through on the finish but not enough to materially detract from the overall sense of balance. An excellent showing for the vintage and this should continue to hold well. Tasted twice recently with consistent notes.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 1st Quarter, 2008
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) is Burgundy's most famous estate, producing all grand cru wines from 25 hectares of vines. The wines are made in extremely limited quantities and generate some of the highest prices on the market. DRC produces the grands crus Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Grands Échezeaux, Échezeaux, and Montrachet, of which both Romanée Conti and La Tâche are monopoles.
Co-proprietor Aubert de Villaine has farmed the vineyards organically since 1986 and has adhered to traditional, natural winemaking practices. Only natural yeasts are used, and aging is done in 100% new oak. The wines are characterized by finesse, balance, and refinement. They clearly reflect a sense of place and have the ability to age while increasing in both character and value.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 5 bottles owned
- 4 collectors