Vinous | Rating: 98The 2012 Romanee-Conti, usually a model of restraint and elusiveness, is surprisingly big in this vintage. The flavors are quite dark and bold in a decidedly structured, brooding RC that won't be ready to deliver the full range of its extraordinary beauty for many years. Deep layers of spiced, mentholated notes continue to open up in a dazzling, contemplative Burgundy. Readers lucky enough to latch on to a few bottles are incredibly fortunate, let's leave it at that.Drink Dates: 2032 - 2062Author: Antonio GalloniIssue: Apr 2015
Burghound | Rating: 98The surprisingly expressive nose is almost completely dominated by various floral aromas that include violets, lavender and rose petal. There is of course a broad array of spice elements to the red and black currant aromas but they are nuances compared to the floral characters. The wonderfully intense and concentrated middle weight plus flavors possess arguably even more dry extract that, for the moment anyway, pushes the firm tannic spine completely to the background and as such the mouth feel is incredibly rich and opulent. While Romanee-Conti is almost always astonishingly complex it is not always more so than the La Tache but in 2012 the king of complexity in the DRC range is indisputably Romanee-Conti. There is also a remarkable amount of minerality and the overall impression is one of seamless harmony. While I don't think that the 2012 Romanee-Conti will be able to rival the 2009 and 2010 versions, it's almost certainly going to be close.Drink Dates: 2034+Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: Jan 15, 2015
Wine Advocate | Rating: 99Usually, choosing between La Tache and Romanee-Conti is like choosing between your two favourite children. Not this year. The 2012 Romanee-Conti is one of the most spellbinding that I have tasted since I began 17 years ago. The bouquet is quite astonishing with brilliant delineation and focus, an almost disorientating sense of mineralite that soars from the glass and leaves you speechless. The palate is perfectly proportioned with a sensational line of acidity, brimming over with energy and frisson. This flirts with perfection and you know, one day it might actually achieve it. Just 350 cases produced.Drink Dates: 2020 - 2050Author: Neal MartinIssue: 217
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
- 538 bottles owned
- 108 collectors