October 2015. Second time with the 2011' Conti reveals excact the the same aromas, and lovely pureness I found at the barrel tasting At DRC in April 2013, off course not the as profound as 09/10, this baby it is refined !!!! with silky texture, white flowers, and no greenness at all, the colour is on the light side, very little extraction here, it is a very serius 11' and gives you something to think about ..... Drink 2025-2035
2011 DRC Tasting (Paris, France): The color is very similar to La Tache. The nose is slightly more closed than La Tache and exhibits more spice and stems. More red and blue fruit notes along with wet stone. Somehow, ever though the palate was not as forward as the La Tache and didn't display the fireworks of the Richebourg, there was a detail and another layer of complexity that you could feel, not necessarily taste, on your tongue. The finish was slightly shorter than La Tache and displayed slightly more spice. Delicate, yet powerful and waiting to come out of its shell.
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2011 (St. Gallen): Very floral nose, ethereal (again...), precise. A very complex whole which is difficult to decompose into single elements. Sweeter than it is spicy. The entry is also light, almost without weight. As it grows in intensity it stays better balanced and more elegant than the previous, with a less strong mineral note. Flavours evolve towards rhubarb, almost bitter on the finish. But then it calms down again and continues to evolve in an almost endless finish of Olympian calm and beauty.
Tasted at the domaine in barrel. Dark. More reserved and closed than the LT and less structured. Floral, red and dark fruit complex aromas…. Very nice length. Beautiful wine, but doesn't show as well now as the LT. 95
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