Producer: Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Pinot Noir Origin:France Region:Burgundy Appellation: Cote de Nuits
94(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013
Very good deep red. Much more austere on the nose than the Romanee-Saint-Vivant, hinting at dark fruits, menthol and violet. Then splendidly rich but backward, boasting obvious saline minerality but hiding more than it's showing today. Substantial dusty but refined tannins saturate the mouth on the very long, subtle, firmly structured back end. Perhaps the least sweet of these 2010s today; I note that this wine was similarly inscrutable from barrel a year ago.
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