Burghound | Rating: 92Gorgeous, sexy, opulently perfumed fruit followed by medium weight, intense, backward, beautifully textured flavors underpinned by solid but ripe tannins and the same floral note that many of these '95s display. This is really quite lovely with a really impressive purity of expression and should age well for years.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 2nd Quarter, 2005
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18Marey Monge on the label. Pale to mid ruby. A little chewy still but very vigorous and dense, Smoother and more confident than the Leroy RSV 1995. Slightly drying tannins on the end at first but then in the glass it opened up to be beautifully sweet, round and jewelly. Very lively and in the end very impressive.Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91The aromatics of this wine are enthralling. Its medium-bodied character is richer than I remembered. This sublimely elegant wine lacks the density and length for a higher rating. It should be at its best between 2002 and 2010.Author: Pierre Rovani
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Unctuous, showing delicious fruit and terroir character. Almost delicate, but also full-bodied, rich and ripe, with attractive rose petal, plum, black cherry and currant character. So ripe, it's almost hot on the finish, but still a lovely, velvety wine.Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91Very good dark red. Higher-pitched spice and earth nose, complicated by exotic smoky-oak tones. Riper and silkier in the mouth, but given shape and firmness by a mineral underpinning. Finishes with substantial tongue-dusting tannins and a hint of caramel oak.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 1998
Self | Rating: 91Drink Dates: (02-10)Author: winefolio
Self | Rating:Sold to Sotheby'sAuthor: Bill G
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
- 232 bottles owned
- 60 collectors
- Average collector rating: 91
(Out of 60 collectors)