Perfect bottle. Top stand. Bottle no: 04501 Aged colour. Look like a wine from -70s or -80s. Wonderful perfume. Complex, deep with fabulous presence.
Extremely balanced, great complexity, elegant body.
Red berries, burnt underbrush, meat, "Leroy-acidity", mineral, mineral and mineral :-) In the 3/4 the wine boosts some energy and performs a long wonderful finish, but not with the same dark energy like La Tache, but in a more sublime and elegant style.
It's like to stare down into the black water in a big deep water well. You don't have a clue about it's fully depth. It's deep, dark, exciting and frightning. The acidity and mineral lingers through the wine like an eel in the water well.
If I compare Romanée-Conti 2004 with the La Tache 2004, the La Tache have more dark energy, a more up front minerality and a green note. Conti is more subtle and sublime, and I feel I have to drink more with my mind and brain than with my nose and palate.
G7 (Sea Saw, Scottsdale): Strawberries on the nose. Raspberry, cherry, cola, earth and perfumed flowers. Incredible depth and complexity on the mid palate. Mind blowing finish. Probably the finest Burgundy I have ever had the pleasure to drink. Wow! My personal WOTN.
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(Romanée-Conti Romanée-Conti) Yield 26.55 hl/ha - or 471 cases. Medium-pale colour. The nose is wide and deep, translucent rather than dense with quite pleasant stem notes. Bottle two seems to be have more depth and show a more floral, violet aspect. It's hard to point out specific attributes as there is that Romanée-Conti 'whole-ness' that provides such a measure of balance. Understated and precise, there is so much harmony and sophistication here. Certainly a wine for reflection rather than to impress.
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