Romanée Conti (1.5 L)
BH:(tasted side by side with the ’62, also in magnum format). While the ’71 cannot equal the virtually unmatched brilliance of the ’62’s aromatics, it comes close with a somber yet unbelievably complex and perfumed mix of spiced tea, smoked beef jerky and abundant earth followed by incredibly rich, dense, round and velvety full-bodied, beautifully nuanced flavors that completely coat the palate and deliver a stunningly long finish that simply goes on and on. There is massive richness yet the wine sacrifices no detail and the voice of Roman¿ªe-Conti comes through clearly as there is breed to burn and yet for all the generosity and velvet, it retains a certain subtle reserve and perfect balance. In sum, this is a great RC that will live for decades in mag format. Tasted twice in this format with virtually identical notes.
WA / RP: 0