Burghound | Rating: 88Initially, the nose was quite elegant and almost exuberantly spicy but after 30 minutes of air strong secondary aromas began to emerge bringing pungent earth, leather and hints of sous bois to the party. The flavors are delicious and still firmly structured, particularly so relative to the density of the mid-palate. In short, this somewhat disappointing as the flavors and finish don't deliver on the exceptional promise of the nose though there is still plenty of life here. As with the '86 before it, this would be best served with food. Tasted several times recently with consistent notes.Author: Allen Meadows
Wine Spectator | Rating: 89Very firm and tight, but spicy plum, cinnamon, currant and other fruit flavors emerge from the tart, somewhat tannic package. Not a big wine, but it needs until 1994 to '96 at the earliest to show what it has.
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
- 21 bottles owned
- 10 collectors