I've had this a few more times and just love it. I'm going to call this the best 2004 red Burg I have had. Lovely complexity and while the 2004 green note is there, it only adds to the pleasure of this wine.
Wines Tasted at HDH Auction (Tru - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Lots of spice and slightly maturing red fruit. Faint hints of 2004 but coming across more as green pepper than anything unpleasantly bitter or herbaceous. Very good now.
Next to my coveted 04 Leroy's, this is the best 2004 Burgundy I have ever had. Outstanding nose of spice, earth, cool red and dark fruit. Already layered and superb complexity and spice on the palate. For me, there was a touch of the 2004 green streak, but I liked it and it added to the complexity of the wine. Full in the mouth and an long finish with excellent grip. I have several other 04 DRCs and this makes me want to check them all out.
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(Romanée-Conti Echézeaux) Yield 26.5 hl/ha - or 1,267 cases. Medium cherry-red colour. Soft aromas of vanilla support high-toned young but quite elegant notes and subtle stems - slowly it is cherry fruit that starts to underpin everything. The palate mirrors the elegant profile of the nose - there are no fireworks, just a sneaky, undemonstrative length. Elegant, subtle, long reflective wine.
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