International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94($380) Deep red-ruby. Highly nuanced nose combines blackberry, dark chocolate, coffee and cracked pepper. Wonderfully thick and mouthfilling; extremely silky for this cuvee Very youthful flavors of blackberry, Oriental spices, cocoa powder, mocha, iron and pepper. Offers an uncanny combination of fat and grip. A great vintage for this bottling. De Villaine noted that the domain has eliminated three parcels of vines that were bringing |something too wild and aggressive.|Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2004
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17Mid ruby with a shaded rusty rim. ÿLight nose. A little skinnier than the 2002. ÿÿA bit pinched on the palate. Drying tannins on the finish. Chunky on the palate. Even a little dustiness and rusticity on the end. Certainly there's no charm at the moment. But in the glass it developed an attractive fluidity.Author: Jancis Robinson
Burghound | Rating: 96No review availableAuthor: Allen MeadowsIssue: 2nd Quarter, 2005
Wine Advocate | Rating: 89The 2001 Romanee-St.-Vivant is ruby-colored and sports a nose of white pepper, spices, and black cherries. Light to medium-bodied, it is juicy, delicate, and reveals an oak-laced red fruit-flavored character. This complex, lace-like wine tightens in the finish, displaying notes of vanilla-laced new oak. Drink it over the next 6-7 years. Concerning the 2001s, de Villaine, the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti's co-director, stated that |it was not an easy year, it was a real roller coaster for vignerons. The estate's vineyards, like everyone in Burgundy, had rot infestations so we did two harvests, one for the best, healthiest bunches and then another. Of course, we meticulously sorted all the fruit as we always do.| Those readers who are always looking for news concerning the next vintage will be interested to hear the following. Unlike almost all his colleagues who said that 2002 was going to be a spectacular vintage, de Villaine informed me that it would |another irregular year.|Author: Robert Parker
Wine Advocate | Rating: 89The 2001 Romanee-St.-Vivant is ruby-colored and sports a nose of white pepper, spices, and black cherries. Light to medium-bodied, it is juicy, delicate, and reveals an oak-laced red fruit-flavored character. This complex, lace-like wine tightens in the finish, displaying notes of vanilla-laced new oak.Author: Pierre Rovani
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.
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 488 bottles owned
- 109 collectors