Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti Grand Cru 2013
The 2013 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti Grand Cru is a shining example of the heights of Burgundian winemaking, with each bottle representing a rare and exceptional experience. This ultra-exclusive wine hails from one of the most revered vineyards in the world. A complex and enchanting bouquet of red and black fruits, exotic spices, and floral undertones entices the senses. On the palate, the wine displays a remarkable depth, balance, and finesse, with a velvety texture and seamlessly integrated flavors. The finish is long, harmonious, and captivating, promising a future of graceful evolution and enduring pleasure for the fortunate few who possess this extraordinary wine.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) - The 2013 Romanée-Conti Grand Cru was picked in the afternoon of October 8 at a yield of 17.5 hectoliters per hectare. I remember this was taciturn in barrel vis-à-vis the La Tâche, which is commonly the case, however here it sprints from the blocks thanks to a life-affirming bouquet of red plum, wild strawberry, cold wet limestone and black truffle that segues into something almost girolles-like, even smoky. Like the 2013 La Tâche, it is very mercurial in the glass and to that end, I stretched my sample out for 10-15 minutes. The palate is medium-bodied and very harmonious on the entry. Filigree tannin frame this wine, perfect acidity lending freshness and tension, here a gradual build towards a delineated, almost edgy finish. It brought to the forefront of my mind an actor about to utter the first line of a play. Give it several years in bottle before you start throwing bouquets onto the stage, for the performance will be worth the wait. Production is 312 cases. Tasted February 2016.