||96 BH - "a great wine and it may eventually equal the 1990" - Aubert de Villaine). I have long been an admirer of this wine as it is dazzlingly elegant and very densely fruited with knock out aromas of spice, dried rose petals, clove, anise and black pepper followed by somewhat austere, rich, concentrated and gorgeously persistent flavors. The intensity here is really something to see and it just oozes class and refinement. Note that while this could be approached now with an hour's worth of air, it will certainly continue to develop. Multiple bottles and consistent notes. BH As did most Burgundy domaines the DRC had exceptionally low yields in 1991 ranging from under 20 hectoliters per hectare to a high of 26 hectoliters per hectare for the Grands Echezeaux. Unquestionably all of these wines are successful and should age for two decades. This fabled estate has had a brilliant track record since 1978. Lalou Bize-Leroy and Aubert de Villaine seem to have everything tightly within their grasps so it is unlikely that some of the lapses in quality control that occurred previously will resurface. I am sure they still cannot understand why their estate is so frequently singled out for malicious attacks but no one should have any trouble appreciating the domaine's 1985s which are their best wines in decades even surpassing their sensational 1978s. The problem is coming up with the cash to finance them. The wines aged in 100% new oak are never filtered.