Domaine de la Romanee Conti Montrachet 2011
Cote de Nuits
"A notably ripe nose displays hints of exoticism with its dried yellow orchard fruit, pear, white peach, pekoe tea and elegant floral aromas. There is seriously impressive richness, volume, concentration and power to the muscular full-bodied flavors that brim with palate coating dry extract. Interestingly the mid-palate is almost soft yet the explosive and hugely long finish tightens up quickly as the markedly firm acid spine shapes and infuses it with a sense of underlying tension. In terms of where the 2011 Montrachet stacks up relative to prior vintages of this storied wine, I would describe it was one of the more elegant examples that combines finesse with power. The typical Domaine's Montrachet requires 12 to 15 years to be at its peak yet the 2011 version is probably more in the 10 to 12 year range and thus should arrive at its peak a few years earlier than normal." Burghound, 94 pts. 05/14
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