Montrachet, Domaine de la Romanée Conti 2009
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Soft contours and silky fruit give the 2009 Montrachet much of its undeniable appeal. The 2009 has always been radiant, alluring and arrestingly beautiful. Tonight, it is all that, and more. Even with all of its open-knit richness, the 2009 retains terrific freshness as well as nuance. Tasted at the DRC Montrachet charity event in New York.
|Score: 97||Antonio Galloni, Vinous Table (vinous.com), June 2019|
An overtly ripe and moderately exotic yet very fresh nose exhibits a wonderfully complex aromatic profile comprised of a variety of both white and yellow orchard fruit, toasty oak, mango, spice and high-toned floral notes. The exceptionally rich and powerful large-scaled flavors brim with palate staining dry extract that imparts a seductive but also borderline chewy texture to the explosive and still very tightly wound finish. This is a huge Montrachet even by the outsized standards of what is typically the biggest white burgundy of all. This is seriously impressive and is a wine that should age for decades and about the only nit is that the 2009 version is perhaps slightly less refined than other recent vintages. Drink 2021+
|Score: 95||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (47), June 2012|
The 2009 Montrachet has come together beautifully since I last tasted it from barrel. From barrel the 2009 was super-ripe and almost tropical but it seems to have settled down over the last year. There is still plenty of signature 2009 richness and ripeness, but the wine's minerality is now much more present. A brilliant, textured finish rounds things out in style. Overall, the 2009 is a mid-weight Montrachet. I would love to see it age for several decades, but it takes a pretty courageous soul to age white Burgundy these days. Anticipated maturity: 2014+.
|Score: 96||Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (200), April 2012|
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