The wine has a very elegant and typical burgundy-style nose of dark cherry, floral notes of violets, perfume and roses, a little liquorice, notes of spices, and some animal tones. On the palate it has a good concentration of cherry, a nice slightly acidic hint of berries, lots of minerals, and well-integrated medium strength tannins, very velvety. 98 (+) points.
It is a fantastic wine with great power, but still focusing on the elegance, the style where Burgundy in its good moments are unmatched in the wine world. The wine is just as good as one can hope for when one of the great stars in the wine world, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, tackles the outstanding vintage of 2010 with its freshness, elegance and mineral tones.
The wine is young, but actually works very well to drink at the moment, which is not true of all of DRC’s wines. However, it just might close up in a year or two, to open up again at 10-15 years of age.
12 bottles of total 13,910 produced were released in Sweden at Systembolaget’s website launch on June 13 at the price of 6,895 SEK each. They sold out in about a second, which was nevertheless slower than La Tâche in 2010. At this price level, it is obviously impossible to use the concepts of value for money in a meaningful way, but this wine is still a perfect example of why many wine lovers regard great Burgundies as the world’s best and most elegant wines.
Read about the DRC 2010 tasting where the wine was included on Vintomas’ blog: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, 2010 vintage – wine simply doesn’t get much better than this…