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2010 DRC - Romanee-Conti

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / VOSNE-ROMANEE
  • 98 WA
  • 99 WS
  • 98 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 58123-2010-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 99

    A combination of power and finesse, featuring explosive aromas and a complex mAclange of flowers, spice, mint, strawberry and wild cherry flavors. Displays a sweetness not evident in the other DRC reds, with a silky texture and amazing harmony, all supported by refined tannins.'Non-blind 2010 DRC tasting (March 2013).
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 98

    Full bright, deep red. More reticent and brooding on the nose than La Tache, offering aromas of raspberry, wild herbs, smoky minerality and underbrush lifted by pepper and light vegetal nuances. Sweet and dense but tight and penetrating, with terrific peppery, saline lift to the red berry and spice flavors. Displays the sexy early vegetility that's typical of this bottling. Finishes with outstanding building length and energy and utterly noble tannins. Really leaves the tongue tingling.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2013
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    It's fascinating to taste the 2010 Romanee-Conti. It is as if all of the preceding wines are subsets of the Romanee-Conti, but in the Romanee-Conti we find all of the qualities that make the other wines so distinctive in one marvelously complete Burgundy. Aromatics reminiscent of Romanee St. Vivant make an appearance, followed by the sweetness that can only be La Tache, then the structure of Richebourg, all wrapped into the total elusiveness of Romanee-Conti. I am reminded of my university studies in music. There are some compositions that are so profoundly moving because they only point out the futility in trying to truly understand them. Some things remain beyond the full grasp of the human intellect. Romanee-Conti is the vinous equivalent.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Burghound | Rating: 99

    This is also intensely spicy with a similar array of highly restrained but exceptionally complex floral and cool red and black berry fruit aromas. There is a real sense of focused power to the beautifully well-delineated, pure and highly nuanced, multifaceted medium-bodied flavors wrapped in a deep reserve of dry extract before culminating in a breathtakingly persistent finish replete with the hallmark youthful austerity. Like all of the great vintages of this most famous of burgundies, it is almost inconceivably spherical with a Zen-like sense of harmony. I could taste this hours later, and like the '10 La Tƒche, this is not an especially powerful vintage for RomanAce-Conti, but it should be one of the all-time greats in due time. In short, young burgundy just doesn't get any better than this.
    Author: Allen Meadows
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  • 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

    • 406 bottles owned
    • 70 collectors