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  • 2008 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Cuvée Duvault-Blochet

    Medium bright red in color, with a tone / hint of brown / aging edge. Clear.
    Wonderfull nose, herb garden, gentle modest spices, soft sour red berries and an underlying tone of summer fresh sweetness, I can not stop to smell.
    With a little time, a hint of forest floor, spring forest and wood.
    A bit like the wines we had earlier witch you can not take away from the nose.
    Nice fresh fruit, sour raspberry rolls through your mouth. Mild spices. Round fine tannins bites well at the end. Balanced, fit and medium complexity, medium deep.
    It is certainly an enchanting wine, providing plenty of fruit, good varied tastes, exciting, with trilling corners in the taste picture. One should perhaps not use "but" in these cases, but I have to mention that it feels a little lighter than some of the ohter DRC I have tasted. One can feel a "great / super" burgundy in the glass, all though not taking it all the way to heaven, still very very close. This is like hammering through delicious meter-deep Norwegian westcoast powdersnow a cold january day, drop a 10m cliff, landing it as if it were no stress. And then you think back on the previous season, remembering the day when it was 10cm more snow, light as in Alaska and flying a little bit longer. This is still great.

    50 + 5 + 13-17-7 (8) (92-93)

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  • A bit restrained - red fruits.

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  • Lyse bringebær, tydelig urtepreg (det man får fra helklase fermentering), serdeles nyansert og kompleks. Startet med touch naturvinspreg, og bygget deg opp mer frukt og et pent lakristouch over de tre timene vi drakk den. På smak, litt på den lette siden for DRc, men så uhyre kompleks, med nerve og virkelig deilig syrlig bringebærsfrukt. En av de mer spennende unge burgunderne jeg har hatt. Tror ikke denne bør ligge mer en maks 7år.

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  • Casual (Mostly) Italian Wine Dinner with Friends (Paris Club - Chicago IL): Open several hours earlier to give a few hours of air. Started somewhat restrained and almost austere, more red berry and baking spice emerged with more time in glass. Subtle tannins are very charming, acidity slightly pronounced. Moderate intensity and length.

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  • Wonderfully aromatic - indeed perfumed - nose of fine and penetrating red fruits, roses and subtle spices. Has great finesse: I couldn't stop sniffing it. Fantastic.

    Palate - Very fine; tight, long, elegant and refined, with tremendous definition and class. Textbook linearity - a fabulous long and penetrating palate that comes to a very fine and detailed point, with concentrated red fruits, some pot pourri and occasional hints of asparagus or lovely complex celery nuances. Needed breathing time (2 hrs in decanter helped considerably). Loved its confident and dignified 13% alcohol. No brutish high alcohol levels to detract from its elegance.

    A superb, fine-grained and elegant wine of obviously great breeding. Has real presence without being boisterous; all class and with that star quality. If it were a person, heads would turn and stare as he/she walked into the room. Another fine 2008 and a superb example of my style of wine. 94-95 points (Updated notes after finding my scribbles from the night).

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The 2009 Red Burgundies (May 2011), (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine De La Romanée-conti Vosne-romanée Cuvée Duvault-blochet 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
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    March/April 2011, IWC Issue #155, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine de la Romanee Conti Vosne Romanee Cuvee Duvault Blochet) Subscribe to see review text.



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    March/April 2010, IWC Issue #149, (See more on Vinous...)

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