International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91(est. $750-$950) Good dark red. Deeply pitched aromas of cassis, earth and truffle (|underground aromas while the Romanee-Saint-Vivant is more ethereal,| says Villaine). Fat and broad in the mouth, with a strong earth-and-rocks character. Doesn't show quite the lift of the RSV but this is even sweeter. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins. I suspect I'm catching this in an awkward stage.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2007
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18Slightly more blueish purple than the Roman‚e ÿSt Vivant. Broad but less flattering on the nose than the RSV. Indeed it is slightly overshadowed by the RSV; I wonder whether the Domaine might in some years show the Richebourg before the RSV? More obviously 2004 than the RSB because a bit tighter and less obviously ripe with even the merest hint of green notes. This is a sinewy wine - more musclar than many Richebourgs. Fine, pure and extremely racy. Great refreshment value - certainly very, very different frim the RSV. Aerienne/ethereal. It should age well for it opened even in the glass but the acidity is particularly notable.Author: Jancis RobinsonIssue: 01/31/2007
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94This is aromatic, revealing Asian spices and sandalwood. A less opulent Richebourg, yet plump in the context of the DRC '04s, offering red and black cherry, rose and a hint of black pepper flavors. Kicks into gear on the finish, with a long, spicy aftertaste.Non-blind 2004 DRC tasting (February 2007). Best from 2012 through 2028.Author: Bruce Sanderson
Self | Rating:Drink Dates: 2015-2030Author: Wingman
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.
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- 456 bottles owned
- 110 collectors