Each and every opportunity to drink a Romanée-Conti must be cherished, and this was certainly one of them. Opened by a generous Taiwanese collector whose birth vintage this was. Clearly a now mature wine, the wine showed beautifully in the glass, with no bricking tinge to its colour in any way. Purely on the colour, I would have placed it 5-7 years younger. The nose was inviting, like a reassuring motherly figure's scent. First impression on the palate was one of smoothness, one person qualified as creamy, which was to my taste an attribute a little too pronounced. It opened up well during the following hour, and invited to be drunk. Not a concentrated wine, as is perhaps characteristic of the vintage, but a lovely example of what a softer Conti can be.
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