A beautiful bottle of wine consumed much too young but as a birthday gift to a friend. There is so much going on here, and yet it is all barely hinted at, myriad currents and circulations under a calm, dark surface.
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(Romanée-Conti Romanée-Conti) Perhaps it is a little passé to describe this wine as 'rounder', but that is certainly the impression from the aromatics; similar to La Tâche except that there is a distinctly more mineral core and the fruit has an extra edge of cream bedecked fruit. Take a sip, and there is not the same 'hit' that you get from La Tâche - there is much more subtlety and understatement. More sophistication than any other wine in the line-up, the tannins are as fine as those of the RSV, but with none of their astringency. Better than superb? No, just different.
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