International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93Good deep red. Sexy, high-toned perfume of liqueur-like red berries, orange zest, minerals and truffle. Penetrating, savory and intense, delivering an exhilarating combination of creamy texture and energy. Wonderfully rich flavors of strawberry, raspberry, smoke and minerals complicated by chocolate and wild herbs. Firmly structured, very long wine with tannins fully enrobed by fruit. A strong first release for this wine, which is made from 2.4 hectares of vines in the grand crus Corton Renardes, Bressandes and Clos du Roi, which DRC leased in late 2008 from the Domaine Prince Florent de Merode. Incidentally, I can't recall the last time I began a Burgundy cellar visit with a grand cru.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2012
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95The 2009 Corton is a showstopper. The huge, boisterous bouquet is the first sign the Corton is just as dazzling from bottle as it was from barrel. Layers of fruit saturate the palate as this flashy, exuberant wine continues to put on weight as it sits in the glass. This is a decidedly opulent Burgundy that pushes the boundaries of what longtime DRC drinkers expect from the winery, but it is a gorgeous, striking wine in its own way. The 2009 is a great first vintage for the Corton.Author: Antonio Galloni
Burghound | Rating: 94This was brooding from cask and now that it's in bottle, it's still a brooding and introverted effort with a clearly sauvage nose of deeply pitched plum and a variety of purple fruit aromas that are liberally sprinkled with earth and spice nuances that introduce rich, powerful and robust big-bodied flavors that are dense and quite serious, all wrapped in a complex and well-muscled finish. A classic Corton built to age and it will definitely need it.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
- 457 bottles owned
- 61 collectors