2011 DRC Tasting (Paris, France): Much deeper color than the Corton. Denser, more serious nose, but as expected very primary and not complex. Lovely spice and red fruit along with some floral notes. The palate is full of red and black fruit and is plush with no stem or green notes. Nice grip, balance and depth. Longer finish. For me the best DRC for the money in this range.
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2011 (St. Gallen): The nose is less expressive, more on red fruit than the Corton. There is also a green, herbaceous note, but far from unpleasant. On the palate it is more centered, has more body, with silky tannins and overall very elegant. Saline, but less than the Corton. Very long.
Helles Rubinrot. Kirschen,Erdbeerenmark,Johannisbeeren,Tabak,floral,fein erdig,dezente Röstnoten,Hauch würzig. Sehr elegant,seidig-weich,frisch,passende Säure,feinkörnige Tannine, Finesse. Mittellanger rotfruchtiger ,leicht süsslicher Abgang. Gegenüber der Vornote kann ich beim Echezeaux absolut nichts störend grünes auffinden.
VVW eight 20111 GCs tasted blind, group's 6th, my 2nd favorite wine. Very DRC on the nose, easy to pick out blind, with seductive spice box notes, stems and sexy oak aromas in abundance. The palate was showing very tight and drying, with a lean texture and some lingering bitterness that masks the sweet fruit core. I assume this will come around and add charm with age.
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