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    Romanee Conti 2005
    Domaine de la Romanee Conti
    1lscl, #00380, 00381
    Bottle (2)
    "Bright crimson with a surprisingly deep shaded rim already. Seems even more complex than the Tâche on the nose - such a jewel! So sturdy and heady and rich and flattering. More hints of a mature DRC with mushrooms and violets than the Tâche which is a little more pointu and direct rather than this cloud in which one can lose oneself. So complete on the palate - less raw than the Tâche seemed last night. Such concentration. Dangerously enjoyable. Just like a string on a cello that has been plucked and reverberates. So long. Great savour and juiciness. The weight of fruit is such that it is easy to overlook those pretty marked tannins that are so easy, ripe yet fresh! Wilder than la Tâche. Mind you, I'm glad I tasted this in blissful ignorance of the price." (20pts JR, Feb 2008)

    "An exceptionally floral yet restrained nose with aromas of both rose and violets that combine with a panoply of spice notes yet the overall impression is classic young RC as the nose is both cool and reserved yet aristocratic. The sweet, intense, focused, detailed and vibrant flavors offer superb drive and punch though there is not the sheer scale of the LT yet they're finer and somehow even purer, indeed absolutely crystalline though I kept asking myself how this was possible as the purity of the La Tâche is itself mind blowing. The descriptor of 'power without weight' came to mind again and again as the flavors slide down the throat with no sense of heaviness yet the impact and precision of the presently somewhat austere finish is quite simply hard to believe. In a word, this is mind bending and in a visceral sense, this is a monumental wine that of real emotional impact. Genius in a glass." (99+ pts. Allen Meadows, Burghound #29, Jan. 2008)


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