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2002 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Montrachet Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • WIBA wrote: flawed

    October 17, 2020 - my bottle unfortunately and 2005 DQ as well

  • fcxj wrote: 88 points

    January 28, 2019 - CC. Not a good showing. Orange color of wine 20 years older. Some mint, high acid. (1970/2321)

  • dcwino wrote: flawed

    October 20, 2018 - 2001 vs 2002 DRC tasting with a few others; 10/20/2018-10/21/2018 (Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier, DC and Bryan's house): Dark gold which is slightly worrisome. The first sniff, a hint of sherry. Medium expressive nose displaying ripe slightly dry yellow fruit, dry peach, dry orange peel, orange candy, honey, crème bruless, botrytis and sweet spices. Exceptional concentration, concentrated slightly dry yellow fruit, dense and oily, bright acidity, light mineral and a short to medium long finish. Bryan purchased upon release and cellared ideally. Clearly advanced. Caveat Emptor!

  • The Vines That Bind wrote: 97 points

    June 9, 2018 - World's Greatest, Hong Kong - Night III (8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Macau): Absolutely beautiful nose, elegant and understated which is a little surprising, all white flowers over pineapple fruit. Ethereal. Grows and grows gaining expression and projection. On the palate this has a bright attack of citrus followed by rich and ripe yellow fruit. Amazing staying power to the flavour and finish. Came back to this after three hours to try to freshen up and the vibrancy to the fruit is awesome. I've heard there were serious oxidization issues with the '02, the last one I had was brown, but this was a glorious example and took the wine of the flight.

  • The Vines That Bind wrote: flawed

    May 11, 2017 - World's Greatest - Night I (Eleven Madison Park): Looks pretty brown in the glass... unfortunately this is toast. Thankfully '01 and '00 are on.

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet 1982-2012 (Nov 2015), 11/1/2015 (link)

    (Domaine De La Romanée-conti Montrachet - Grand Cru) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Domaine de la Romanée-Conti: Romanée-Conti and Montrachet (Feb 2015), 11/1/2014 (link)

    (Domaine De La Romanée-conti Montrachet Grand Cru) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    DRC Weekend, 7/6/2009

    (DRC Montrachet) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    7/12/2006 (link)

    (Dom de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet White) Subscribe to see review text.

Burghound

  • By Allen Meadows
    3rd Quarter, 2005, Issue #19 (link)

    (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2005, IWC Issue #119 (link)

    (Domaine de la Romanee Conti Montrachet) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    The 2002 Romanee Contis and a Mt. Sinai Hospital Charity Event, 2/13/2005

    (DRC Montrachet) Subscribe to see review text.

Burghound

  • By Allen Meadows
    3rd Quarter, 2004, Issue #15 (link)

    (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2004, IWC Issue #113 (link)

    (Domaine de la Romanee Conti Montrachet) Subscribe to see review text.

Burghound

  • By Allen Meadows
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Burgundy-Report

  • By Bill Nanson
    11/1/2005 (link)

    (Romanée-Conti Montrachet) Tasted blind. Medium colour. The nose starts a little tight with some barrel notes, then marzipan, pear-drops slowly becoming a little spicy and creamy. The palate just makes you say 'Ooh!'. It's amazingly complex, long, long, long and ever-changing. Gorgeous texture, simply a tour de force. The multidimensional palate was exactly as I remembered the 2002, but the acidity seemed less gushing than when last tasted, so I made a flying guess at a lower acid vintage - 1997 - I was wrong it was the 02!

  • By Bill Nanson
    7/1/2005 (link)

    (Romanée-Conti Montrachet) Less than half the production of Romanée-Conti. Pale gold. Gives up a wide, indeed panoramic nose with a medium butterscotch depth and a spicy – though not detracting – wood note. The most striking aspect of this wine (for me) is the sweet, almost gushing, acidity, you’re washed along the rapids (my wife points out that it’s cheaper to go white-water rafting) followed by a momentary lull before the wave that is the finish hits you. It’s a really fit wine, no added fat – all my analogies seem to involve speed – like a racehorse and one that sprints rather than slows to the line. The finish lasts fully 2 minutes, this is a special experience.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    2/8/2005 (link)

    (DRC Monrachet) Big fat, honeyed nose with coffee, butterscotch but there was something extra this year. There was an intense figgy element that was amazing. So clearly defined with great breadth and depth. This is one of the greatest noses I have ever smelled on a young white Burg. This wine is typically oaky on the nose when young which it was today but it was so well integrated with so many things peeking out. After around 15 minutes truffles added even more complexity. I could not get my nose out of the glass. Palate was fat and unctous but did not show that much botrytis. Just waved of candied melon, lemon, figs, mineral. So dense yet with perfect acidity. This was the thickest wine on the table but also had an amazingly light touch. Huge amplitude on the palate with a finish overflowing with nuts, lemon and melon. Amazing.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type White
  • Producer Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Beaune
  • Appellation Montrachet Grand Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 10 (5%)
  • In Cellars 153 (75%)
  • Consumed 42 (20%)

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