International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91(a premier cru made from the second passage through old vines in the estate's crus; previously offered in 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008): High-toned aromas of strawberry, raspberry, orange zest and minerals, with a slightly roasted note emerging with aeration. At once fully ripe and energetic, with terrific mineral and floral cut to the racy red fruit flavors. Finishes strong and long. A very good showing.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2012
Burghound | Rating: 93A classic Vosne nose that is at once very spicy and very pinot offers up ripe yet very fresh red and black berry liqueur aromas. There is fine detail and excellent precision to the seductively textured medium-bodied flavors that possess outstanding depth and seriously good length as well. This may well be the best vintage for this wine ever made, at least since modern day production of it was recommenced in 1999. There is so much sap that it will be approachable young but age well too.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
- 322 bottles owned
- 42 collectors