A restrained nose flirts with the exotic while requiring aggressive swirling to eventually reveal aromas of essence of pear and apple compote, passion fruit, tangerine peel, spice and a subtle but not invisible touch of wood. The dense, opulent and caressing big-bodied flavors possess outstanding midpalate concentration thanks to the copious amount of sappy dry extract that also buffers the citrus-tinged acidity shaping the hugely long, youthfully austere, dry and gorgeously complex finish. This is at once powerful and muscular yet for all of the imposing size and weight, the balance is impeccable save for a minor touch of warmth. Even so, there is a real sense of harmony that should enable this exceptionally tightly wound beauty to age gracefully for years to come. This is sublime and while 2017 is not the best young Montrachet that I have tasted from the Domaine, but among them and this has the potential to be genuinely great as it should have no problem making for very old bones. Tasted: Jan 2020; Drink: 2037+; Issue: 79; Rating 97 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound

The Chardonnay for Montrachet, normally the last vineyards to be picked, was harvested earlier in 2017, on Sept. 7, after the Corton and La Tâche. There was no botrytis. Alluring aromas of pineapple, citronella, lime blossom, apricot and spice are allied to ripe, concentrated flavors, a creamy texture and long finish. It’s harmonious and elegant. Tasted: March 2020; Rating: 98 Points, Bruce Sanderson; Wine Spectator

Aromas of crisp green pear, citrus oil, mandarin, fresh pastry, clear honey and oak vanillin introduce the 2017 Montrachet Grand Cru, a full-bodied, deep and textural wine that's voluminous and powerful but incisive, with racy structuring acids and a long, chalky and elegantly honeyed finish. "If we had tried to conceive of the ideal Montrachet, we might have imagined something like this," admits Bertrand de Villaine, and the 2017 certainly numbers among the finest renditions of this iconic bottling over the last decade and beyond. Tasted: Jan 2020; Drink: 2022-2050; Rating: 99 Points; William Kelley; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

 

(14445)

SKU 14445
Brand Romanee Conti (DRC)
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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