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
Tasted from the barrel. Just short of the La Tache, but very very close, this had a nice silky elegance on the nose with red and black berries and some minor fresh citrusy scents. Even a touch of baked bread. Very subtle and delicate wine with red and black berries and a slightly gamey finish. Hints of ash and tobacco also.
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