2008 DRC - Montrachet

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / PULIGNY-MONTRACHET
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 54715-2008-1500-0
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    (bottled in December of 2009): Pale, bright yellow. Wonderfully nuanced, perfumed aromas of ripe pineapple, menthol, honey, spearmint, vanilla, caramel and wild herbs; a bit less exotic than usual for this young wine. Outstanding texture and intensity, but with less exotic ripeness (just 14%) and coconutty oak to get in the way of the pure, sharply chiseled notes of acacia blossom, wild herbs, spearmint and soil. Brisk acidity gives cut and penetration to the extremely long, delineated finish. There's a bit of subtle botrytis character here but it only serves to contribute to the wine's glyceral texture. Splendid, and built for long aging.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2011
  • Self | Rating:

    Bought it on a release
    Author: AlbertB

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

  • 270 bottles owned
  • 58 collectors