Burghound | Rating: 93(Marey-Monge). A fully mature, strikingly complex and exuberantly spicy nose of superb depth and breadth leads to rich, full, sweet, ripe but not roasted middle weight flavors that deliver fine length and a velvety finish. This is much better than one would reasonably expect from the vintage and while there is a touch of finishing tannins still in evidence, they are certainly within the realm of acceptability. However, it is the superb spice character that defines this wine and it's a classic Roman‚e St. Vivant in style. A great effort and one that has reached its apogee.Author: Allen Meadows
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17The oldest vintage in this range with a DRC label. Light yellow-rimmed tawny. Sweet. Harmonious, old fashioned nose. Very charming old wine with sweetness and velvety mushroomy character. A very good 1976. Complete and soothing. Long. A very agreeable surprise. Sweet and soothing - a balm.Author: Jancis Robinson
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
- 29 bottles owned
- 12 collectors