(from a bottle with < 3 cm of ullage). Bricking but still ruby core. A somewhat muted, moderately spicy nose redolent with aged burg aromas and plenty of sous bois combines with rich, intense and very punchy mouth coating flavors that offer excellent persistence. This is a bit hollow on the finish though and it’s clear that the flavors are tiring but on the plus side, there is still a certain undeniable class to this wine. Multiple, and consistent, notes. (3/2010)
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is unquestionably Burgundy’s most famous estate, and among serious oenophiles, it may be the most famous wine estate in the world. Its Grand Cru Pinot Noirs and one Chardonnay regularly command some of the highest prices for any wine produced anywhere in the world, and according to many reviewers the wines are generally celestial. Though its history is complicated, the domaine is now owned by several long-time Burgundy families, with some owners holding just a very few shares. The 62.5 acres of vineyard owned by the domaine are planted to Pinot Noir and a small amount of Chardonnay. The wines produced are Grands Echezeaux, Echezeaux, Romanee-St.-Vivant, Montrachet, Richebourg, Romanee-Conti, and La Tache. Of the Pinot Noirs, the rarest is the Romanee-Conti, with an annual production of only 450 cases. The most plentiful, theoretically, is La Tache, produced in quantities of about 1,900 cases annually.
Stored on its side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
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