Burghound | Rating: 87A fully mature nose that is displaying notes of sous bois, spice, underbrush, smoke and lovely overall complexity leads to delicious and complex flavors that are easy to like though the finish comes up a bit short and dry. To be sure, with food this is more interesting as it rounds off the finish but there is no reason not to drink up as this will only further dry out with time in bottle.Author: Allen Meadows
Rating: 94Very firm and deeply concentrated, but wrapped in enough tannin to need at least until 1995 to begin emerging from its shell. Already has great finessse and structure, echoing ripe cherry and sweet spices on the long but tannic finish.
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
- 72 bottles owned
- 30 collectors