Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18Brilliant ruby/rust. Very sweet and rich in classic DRC 'liqueur' style. Very lively and racy with wonderful depth. Really very good indeed, and one of the more open Roman‚e-St-Vivants.Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92The DRC's Romanee St.-Vivant is a tough wine to evaluate. I found the 1990 to have a pervasive earthy, cinnamon, clove, sweet fruit-scented nose intermingled with scents of spicy new oak. Although closed, the wine exhibits great depth, medium to full body, and copious quantities of hard tannins in the long, structured, austere finish. It requires a patient buyer.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90Firm and flavorful, with a strong toasty-smoky edge to the earthy currant and plum aromas and flavors, finishing with a polished core of flavor poking through the veil of chewy tannins.
Self | Rating: 94Great wine. Rich round very complex with great spicey and integrated flavorsAuthor: Reed D
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
- 386 bottles owned
- 71 collectors
- Average collector rating: 94
(Out of 71 collectors)