2004 DRC - Montrachet 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Puligny Montrachet | Grand Cru/ White / Chardonnay   |     Watch

WS 96   BH 95   JR 17.5  
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

The '04 Montrachet is less opulent than usual, but displays the typical honey, white flowers, citronella and mineral aromas. This shows even better on the palate, with ripe peach, lime blossom, honey and mineral flavors all in balance, revealing freshness and energy. Butter and hazelnut play out on the finish.'Non-blind 2004 DRC tasting (February 2007).

Drink Dates: 2009-2024
Author: Bruce Sanderson


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Burghound | Rating: 95

No review available

Drink Dates: 2014+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: Issue 27

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5

Double magnum number 00005. Our host had bought this extraordinary large format of this classic straight from the domaine expressly for this event, on condition that it was definitely served at the event and the empty bottle and cork returned to Vosne, such is the new, strict regime at Dom de la Romanée-Conti in their efforts to minimise the risk of counterfeit bottles. Of course it was an amazing treat to be able to even sip this wine but I was quite surprised by how drinkable it was already.Bright greenish gold with enormous weight (though slightly more slimline than the white Hermitage served with it). A lightly vegetal note and I found that this stunning classic didn't hold up in the glass quite as well as the Chapoutier, Cuvée de l'Orée 2006.

Drink Dates: 2008-2013
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Average rating: 93, based on 3 reviews
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174 bottles owned by 60 collectors.

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About This Producer


Domaine de la Romanee 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 grand crus Romanee Conti, La Tache, Richebourg, Romanee Saint Vivant, Grands Echezeaux, Echezeaux and Montrachet, of which both Romanee Conti and La Tache are monopoles.

Aubert de Villiane has farmed the vineyards organically since 1986 and 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 directly reflect their sense of place and have the ability to age while increasing in both character and value.

See other similar producers: Domaine Henri Jayer, Domaine Armand Rousseau, Domaine Gerard Raphet

Wine Varietal: Chardonnay


Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

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