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  • By John Kapon
    Angry Man Fall Gathering, 11/28/2007 97 points

    (DRC Romanee Conti) The last bottle was, I believe, the fourth or fifth bottle that I have had from a very special case of 1955 DRC Romanee Conti owned by Rob. This was bottle number 006782, and it had the most menthol intensity in the nose, as RC is prone to have. It was Kuti’s favorite of the flight, and he got lost in the ‘purity and depth’ of its minty nose. There were also spearmint flavors, and Big Boy admired its ‘iron flavors’ along with its ‘concentration and complexity.’ What made this wine even more special is the fact that it was made from ten-year old vines. Dasha also picked up on ‘jasmine qualities,’ and she was 100% correct. Almost everyone preferred the 55 RC best in this flight except me, though picking a favorite in a flight such as this is really splitting hairs
  • By John Kapon
    Top 100 Weekend, Year III, 1/3/2007 97 points

    (DRC Romanee Conti) was actually the third bottle that I have had of this wine from the very same case, the first being very good and the second being outstanding plus. Three was definitely the magic number so far in this flight! The third bottle of this wine proved outstanding plus as well; what was so fascinating about it was its light color. As Bipin noted, ‘based on the color, you never thought it would be good, but it was great.’ The ’55 was a touch fresher than the ’59 with more citric tension and great spine. It took a little more work to get this wine to come to you than the ’59, but ’59 has always been a vintage that is quick to show its goodies, so to spe! ak, bein g the hot vintage that it is. Yes, if someone made a ‘Wine Gone Wild’ video, we’d see lots of ’59 Burgundies; that is, if the 2003s would let anyone else get any airtime! Ok, enough of that tangent, back to the ’55…Rudy noted ‘nougat.’ The wine was classy and complex with aromas of game, animal, meat and chocolate-covered caramel. The palate was great; long and with lovely tea, rose and menthol flavors, it was classic RC all the way and quite impressive
  • By John Kapon
    Big Boy's Holiday Party, 12/27/2005 94 points

    (Romanee Conti.) The nose was ridiculous; both laser and razor-like with its acidity. Krystal joined the party with 'it's like a glass of roses.' There was an amazing intensity of vitamins, minerals, dried Japanese beef, garden and dill that could only come from this particular section of land. 'Gorgeous' and 'phenomenal' were being thrown around, and the wine was also absolutely delicious BUT fully mature with only a touch of citric spice. There were also flavors of dill, rust and 'peppermint' as Rob pegged, and he also noted 'a little Barolo in it,' meaning its personality, not that he had his chemistry set with him and did an analysis! It was quite accurate, actually. Despite the fact that it was delicious, the palate trailed behind the nose in terms of delivered expectations and was all forward with no backward vigor left

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