International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89(a premier cru bottling made from less-ripe vines and larger grapes in the Domaine's premier cru vineyards, picked a week later than the rest): Palish red. Currant, minerals, smoke and truffle on the nose. Supple and savory, with a plump texture to the strawberry and raspberry flavors. Finishes with slightly peppery tannins. This shows better balance and mid-palate texture than it did from bottle in the autumn of 2008.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2011
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91The 2008 Vosne-Romanee Cuvee Duvalt-Blochet bursts from the glass with an explosion of aromas and flavors. The wine turns more subtle on the palate. Sweet, floral notes wrap around the sublime finish. The 2008 is a haunting wine graced with exquisite class and elegance. Unlike the rest of the domaine's 2008s, it will drink beautifully pretty much right out of the gate.Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90The aromas evoke cinnamon, rose and peony. Though bright, elegant and firm, this lacks some density. Fine length.Author: Bruce Sanderson
Burghound | Rating: 90This is quite restrained at present with subtle spice and cool red fruit aromas leading to medium-bodied flavors that are fresh and quite pure before revealing a rich and detailed finish that is supported by firm but integrated tannins and excellent length. If there is a short coming, it's that there is limited depth though there is enough material that it may develop with a few years of bottle age.Author: Allen Meadows
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
- 431 bottles owned
- 50 collectors