International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93($340) Saturated ruby-red. Great pungent nose exudes blackberry, licorice, bitter chocolate and minerals; sappy but still faintly reduced. Tightly wound and powerful; high-pitched, spicy and minerally but currently showing less density and flesh than the Grands-Echezeaux. But a superb spine of acidity gives this very unevolved wine terrific verve and snap. Finishes impressively long and fine, with firm tannins and strong spice notes. Offers exciting potential but will require a good seven or eight years of cellaring.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2002
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94Super quality in this blockbuster of a Pinot Noir, with lovely blackberries, wild berries and blueberries. But this full-bodied red is tough and angular, and a bit woody. Needs years in the cellar to show it all, but loads of ripe fruit, terroir and mineral character anchor it in pedigreed Burgundian soil.Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91The medium to dark ruby-colored 1999 Romanee-St.-Vivant has super-ripe black cherry and violet aromas. Medium-bodied and dense, it is austere, foursquare, and firm. This juicy red and blackberry-flavored wine has a tannic oak-imbued finish.Author: Pierre Rovani
Rating: 18Very dark, deep crimson, still with some blackish tinge. Sweet but rather closed nose. Velvety somehow. Really rather fresh and rewarding. Very pure and lush and at the moment savoury rather than sweet on the palate, but the most exciting so far in terms of potential. Dense and vibrant. Super clean and noble. So much tucked in here! However, over time, this remained rather more stolid in the glass than the 2005 and 2006. Pretty impressive overall and some interesting fennel notes emerged.Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94No review availableIssue: 2nd Quarter, 2005
Self | Rating: 96Author: RDV
Self | Rating:excellentAuthor: hunter
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
- 641 bottles owned
- 109 collectors
- Average collector rating: 96
(Out of 109 collectors)