International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91($270) Full medium red. Pure, complex, perfumed aromas of violet, gunflint, minerals, spices and earth. Sweet but light on its feet, lifted by a note of menthol. Quite youthfully unevolved, but finishes with noteworthy persistence. Tannins are firm and dusty.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2003
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17Deeper crimson. Denser and more autumnal than the Echezeaux. (Aubert reminded me that a particularly high proportion of this parcel, 1.5 out of 5.25 ha, is deemed too young to produce wine with enough finesse for the DRC label and is usually sold off to a merchant.) Quite a firm spine to this wine that is still tough and tight. Bit gawky at this stage with very obvious tannins. Lively, not big, rather mean finish but there is no shortage of material there.Author: Jancis Robinson
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
- 353 bottles owned
- 85 collectors