Le Guide Hachette des Vins, 2016: 3 Stars
Le Guide Hachette des Vins, 2015: 3 Stars Coup De Coeur
Le Guide Hachette des Vins, 2014: 3 Stars
Le Guide Hachette des Vins, 2012: 3 Stars
Le Guide Hachette des Vins, 2011: 3 Stars Coup de coeur
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti – the most hallowed name in Burgundian wine, and quite possibly the entire vinous world; a name that is implicitly regal, indisputably coveted and effortlessly content in its position of unimpeachable noblesse. DRC. Its acronym alone suffices to command the attention of everyone who aspires to enter the realm of wine Valhalla.
One could fill a book with praise to stoke the inferno of DRC’s exaltedness (many actually have), but this would be well-travelled ground. Further, a retelling of DRC’s rich heritage and that of its crown jewel, its eponymous vineyard, Romanée-Conti – from original monastic ownership to noble hands of the Bourbon Prince of Conti, through Revolutionary dissolution, the consolidation and expansion by the Duvault-Blochet family and its current company principals, the de Villaine and Leroy/Roch families – does not fully tell the story of why it reigns supreme.
‘It’s both airy and profound, it reaches upwards into the ether and down into the soil.’ Bernard Noblet, Cellarmaster
“A combination of power and finesse, featuring explosive aromas and a complex mélange 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.” 99 points, The Wine Spectator