Red Burgundy

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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
Red Burgundy Romanee Conti 1994 Echezeaux 2 Bottle 75cl £1,250
Red Burgundy Romanee Conti 1994 Grands Echezeaux 1 Case 6 75cl £9,000
Red Burgundy Romanee Conti 2008 Romanee Saint Vivant 1 Case 3 75cl £5,250
  • As one would reasonably expect, this is notably more elegant with a pure, delicate and layered nose of floral notes, in particular rose and violet, along with clove, anise and sandalwood nuances that gracefully introduce rich, forward and generous flavors that retain a wonderful sense of tension, detail and refinement on the precise, textured and focused finish that offers tremendous length. For all its considerable attributes however, this remains an understated wine of harmony, grace and impeccable balance. A stunner of a wine.

    Score: 95

    Allen Meadows, Burghound Maturity: 2026+01 January 2011

    This has a vigorous energetic bouquet that is compact at first, opening up with time offering crushed rose petal, orange essence and a tincture of blueberry. Unlike the Richebourg that is a little sulky in the glass, the Romanee Saint Vivant seems to blossom and succour energy from the air. The tannins are very smooth and supple, the mid-palate caressing and sensual. Exquisite balance here, effortless towards the finish that just glides across the mouth. This is a beautiful Romanee Saint Vivant. Tasted January 2011.

    Score: 95

    Neal Martin, 01 January 2011

Tasting Notes
Red Burgundy Romanee Conti 2008 La Tache 1 Case 3 75cl £10,050
  • Tasting note: This takes a while to get going because like the Richebourg, this is initially reduced so you'll need to decant it if you're going to sacrifice a young wine on the altar of curiosity. After aggressive swirling, a highly expressive and kaleidoscopic nose offers up a dazzling breadth of aromas with more rose petal and violet notes combining with those of kirsch, herb and humus, all of which are reflected by the ripe, pure and extremely fresh silkily-textured big-bodied flavors that possess firm tannins that are completely enrobed by the impressive amount of extract that also coats the mouth on the hugely long and ever-so-slightly minty finish. The '08 La Tâche is not an especially powerful wine by its standards and it's more like a gymnast with its sleek muscularity. That said and again like the Richebourg, all of the structural elements are not yet in perfect balance but the sheer length of the finish is immense, which is always a very positive sign.

Tasting Notes
Red Burgundy Romanee Conti 2013 La Tache 1 Case 3 75cl £9,200