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(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Echezeaux) Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; green, green bean, smoky nose; tart cranberry, red fruit, mineral palate with major green notes, like an Oregon Pinot, but disappointing from DRC; medium finish
(DRC Echezeaux) The 2006 DRC Echezeaux had a deeper, blacker nose with more crushed mint and rubber tire there. Cedar slowly slithered out, blending in with the rubber along with some matchbox, lit match, lavender and a purplish, floral complexity. The palate was rounder and lusher than the Vosne, and just delicious, with flavors of beet root, rhubarb, cherry, spice, cedar, mahogany and grilled meat. For sheer sex appeal, the Echezeaux was excellent.
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