The history and reverence that surrounds Domaine Romanee Conti dates back to 1131 when the Romans were producing wine from the Romanee Conti vineyard. By the 13th Century the monks of St. Vivant had acquired the vineyard, then known as Cros des Clous, from the Dukes of [Burgundy]. Centuries later in 1631 it was bought by the de Croonembourg family who renamed it Romanée and the Conti was added after Louis François de Bourbon, the Prince de Conti purchased the land in 1760. In 1869, Jacques-Marie Duvault, owner-grower, négociant and Conseiller-General of the Côte d'Or purchased the Romanee Conti vineyard and went on to build the Domaine we know today acquiring Domaine Romanee Conti vineyards in Échezeaux, Grands Échezeaux and Richebourg. Today, Domaine Romanee Conti wines are some of the most expensive and sought after wines in the world according to our Domaine Romanee Conti reviews. With 8 Grand Cru vineyards, including sole possession of the Romanee Conti and La Tache vineyards, our Domaine Romanee Conti ratings examine the elegance and refinement of these rare wines and the accolades they consistently receive.
Truly glorious and incredibly seductive in the nose, with a complex but also subtle swirl of fruit, herbs and spice. Bold, sleek and velvety on the palate, with a distinct core that is pleasingly redolent of fresh-picked grape stems, but surrounded by ripe raspberry and cherry flavors. It evens out with hints of leather, toast, crème brûlée, rose petals, citrus and…— W.E. (10/1/2003)
Exquisitely perfumed. The wine starts off with cherry and spice, including a strong cinnamon component. It’s packed with elegance and finesse, yet reveals a rich panoply of flavors: raspberries, bing cherries, spice, plum, allspice, vanilla and thyme come to mind, all beautifully integrated into a classy, seamless whole.— W.E. (10/1/2003)
Made to last, this DRC is still holding back. Right now, it’s the biggest but not the best of the 2000s, showing dark earth and rich black cherries, along with notes of each, kirsch and a hint of alcoholic warmth. Turns increasingly floral and rose-like with air.— W.E. (10/1/2003)
Floral, spice and cinnamon notes are evident up front. Smooth, silky tannins frame an elegant array of tangy cherry, strawberry, pepper, sage and earth notes. At its core, there is an herbal note suggestive of cluster stems, adding depth and interest. A big step up from the Echézeaux.— W.E. (10/1/2003)
Supple, rich and elegant, with a silky-rich texture that’s backed by a classy core of balanced acidity. Explosive aromas of toast, grilled nuts and caramelized peaches burst from the glass, while the palate is more about charm and finesse than raw power in this vintage.— W.E. (10/1/2003)
Mild cherry and herb aromas are followed by a touch of vanilla and chocolate. Somewhat reserved and lean, the wine is nonetheless silky textured, with firm tannins that could use a few years to come into balance. Flavors extend to raspberry, cherry, smoke, herb and spice, with sweet oak and black tea at the end.— W.E. (10/1/2003)
Starts off with beet and cola aromatics that later settle down into delicate sandalwood and tart cherries. Slightly herbal, with wisps of wintergreen gracing the light-bodied palate. And despite the lightness, the flavors are intense, finishing stronger than they begin.— W.E. (10/1/2003)