Burghound | Rating: 95A much more restrained, even taciturn nose that is actually quite ripe, spicy, fresh and diaphanous features primarily floral infused red berry, mineral and Asian spice aromas that merge gracefully into supple, round and tautly muscled broad-shouldered flavors that are almost as pure as those of the RSV, all wrapped in a detailed, focused and almost painfully intense finish brimming with minerality and striking length. This is a karate champion of a wine that isn't especially big but the power of the punch is hard to believe.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 1st Quarter, 2009
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93Bright medium red. Pungent aromas of wild strawberry, minerals, spices and pepper. Not a fat wine but classy and suave, with terrific peppery, minerally lift in the middle palate. With aeration, this classically dry wine showed a stronger soil component and mounting power. Finishes with superb breadth and an impression of weightlessness. I might have initially mistaken this for the RSV-and vice-versa-had I tasted these blind, but this is ultimately the more powerful wine.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2010
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94Dark in color and deep in intensity, the 2007 Taurasi Naturalis Historia is only aged in barrique for a rich and more immediate style. This is a grand wine of tall ambitions with thick layers of spice, dark cherry, chocolate, red roses, prune, rum cake and blackberry that peel back in seamless fashion. The wine returns to honey, sweet spice, chestnut and candied fruit. Although Aglianico is known for its bold tannins, they have been tamed here by aging and oak. It shows firm lines with a silky feel that gives the wine an extra sense of elegance. Fruit is sourced from the Mirabella vineyard that was planted in 1972.Author: Monica Larner
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18Gorgeously sweet red-fruit fragrance. Again with that slghtly stemmy note as in the Grands chezeaux. Darker fruit and more spice on the palate. Smooth, dry and firm all at once. Grain of the tannins more present and a more savoury aftertaste than the chezeaux and Grands chezeaux. A journey from perfumed red fruit to darker savoury tension on the finish. Then at the very end it slides away - long but delicate. (JH)Author: Julia Harding MW
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Reserved after bottling and shipping, displaying strawberry and spice aromas and flavors. Though rich and fleshy for the vintage, this is a slimmed-down version, with present tannins making it a bit square on the back end, despite its long finish.Author: Bruce Sanderson
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
- 469 bottles owned
- 64 collectors