1997 DRC Domaine de la Romanee Conti Montrachet Burgundy - 750ml

1997 DRC Domaine de la Romanee Conti Montrachet Burgundy - 750ml

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1997 DRC Montrachet Burgundy - 94 Points!
Having retasted DRC's 1997 Montrachet in March 2000 it was apparent that my earlier assessment was both conservative in judgement and anticipated maturity dates. It reveals a straw/goldish color and loads of tropical fruit mineral anise and buttered aromas. This massive medium-to-full-bodied and dense wine displays layers of spice creamy super-ripe pears creme brulee and hints of butterscotch in its opulent flavor profile. Velvety-textured and broad it is forward yet better balanced than originally perceived. RP Explosive complex and dramatically fragrant aromas of peach pear touch of earth and a trace of wood spice introduce massively-scaled extremely ripe flavors that simply assault the palate. Exceptionally powerful and very masculine this is an opulent take-no-prisoners style of wine that manages to avoid excess and delivers the weight and power with grace and the beautifully balanced finish lasts for minutes. While it this could certainly be drunk now with pleasure this seems to have another year or two of upside and I would be inclined to hold it a bit longer. As with the '97 Leflaive this is indisputably a stunning success for the vintage. Consistent notes. BH

Product Details

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage
Rating
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Burgundy
Location Cote de Beaune
Producer Romanee Conti Domaine de la
Color White
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 1997 DRC Montrachet Burgundy - 94 Points! Having retasted DRC's 1997 Montrachet in March 2000 it was apparent that my earlier assessment was both conservative in judgement and anticipated maturity dates. It reveals a straw/goldish color and loads of tropical fruit mineral anise and buttered aromas. This massive medium-to-full-bodied and dense wine displays layers of spice creamy super-ripe pears creme brulee and hints of butterscotch in its opulent flavor profile. Velvety-textured and broad it is forward yet better balanced than originally perceived. RP Explosive complex and dramatically fragrant aromas of peach pear touch of earth and a trace of wood spice introduce massively-scaled extremely ripe flavors that simply assault the palate. Exceptionally powerful and very masculine this is an opulent take-no-prisoners style of wine that manages to avoid excess and delivers the weight and power with grace and the beautifully balanced finish lasts for minutes. While it this could certainly be drunk now with pleasure this seems to have another year or two of upside and I would be inclined to hold it a bit longer. As with the '97 Leflaive this is indisputably a stunning success for the vintage. Consistent notes. BH

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Winery Details

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage
Rating
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Burgundy
Location Cote de Beaune
Producer Romanee Conti Domaine de la
Color White
Wine Type Table

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