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  • By John Kapon
    Big Boy Does Vegas, 2/8/2008 98 points

    (DRC Romanee Conti) And boy did we move on. Big Boy was back in the driver’s seat with one of his most prized bottles: a magnum of 1937 DRC Romanee Conti. MAGNUM. I mean, it’s only a $50,000 bottle. Yippee-kay-yay. You know the rest. The RC had a deep, saucy nose, still fresh yet maturely warm and inviting. It, too, danced in my nose with its mature cherry fruit, garden, game and oil aromas, along with pinches of menthol and more garden, all signature qualities. It was so aromatic that it made time stand still. Rudy admired its ‘density’ immediately and called it ‘all about ’37.’ The palate was unreal-ly rich (I think I just made up another word), hearty and with incredible acidity. The ’37 RC was the type of wine to get right in your face and then gently kiss you on your neck. Thick and lip-smacking, it made me lick the roof of my mouth as if, as if…I tried to get a mini ‘Match game’ going, but that ended quickly with some very inappropriate comments lol. Its finish was long and gritty. Despite its overwhelming nature, the ’37 RC was still fine and polished. Bottles like this are why God made wine
  • By John Kapon
    Putting "THE Cellar" In Perspective, 11/5/2006 99 points

    (DRC Romanee Conti) had an incredible nose that almost took the Ponsot up a notch, but in reality there was nowhere to go from the Ponsot anyway. Everything was there in the ’37 – everything! Rose, garden, mint, perfume, jasmine, Asia, Europe, Africa – a world of spice, if you will, graced its spectacular aromatic profile, as did a touch of steak sauce. The wine just kept unfolding, and its palate also had everything, including menthol, mint, citrus, anise and wax. It was as good as this wine can be
  • By John Kapon
    Assorted Notes from THE CELLAR, 10/11/2006 98 points

    (DRC Romanee Conti) was a tale of two bottles, and even though I initially had the lesser of the two, I will start with the better of the two, which I was fortunate enough to finagle. The blue bottle was consistent with the 1923 with its rich nose full of beef, leather, spice, earth and a pinch of citric tang. Its palate was even sweeter than the '23 despite the fact that 1923 was a warmer and riper vintage. Brian remarked that 1937 was 'a tannic year,' which seemed to prove true on the palate, which was much more tannic and vigorous on its finish. Its acidity was stronger as well, and it was a stunning wine (
  • By John Kapon
    Top 100 Weekend, Year II, 2005, 11/22/2005 98 points

    (DRC Romanee Conti) was a tale of two bottles, and even though I initially had the lesser of the two, I will start with the better of the two, which I was fortunate enough to finagle. The blue bottle was consistent with the 1923 with its rich nose full of beef, leather, spice, earth and a pinch of citric tang. Its palate was even sweeter than the '23 despite the fact that 1923 was a warmer and riper vintage. Brian remarked that 1937 was 'a tannic year,' which seemed to prove true on the palate, which was much more tannic and vigorous on its finish. Its acidity was stronger as well, and it was a stunning wine

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