1990 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • JG 95
  • WS 94
  • BH 94
  • WA 93

Reviews for 1990 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru

JG 95
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, January 2015
The 1990 Grands Echézeaux from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is an utterly brilliant example of the vintage, soaring from the glass in a complex blaze of red and black cherries, plums, lavender, venison, woodsmoke, sous... The 1990 Grands Echézeaux from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is an utterly brilliant example of the vintage, soaring from the glass in a complex blaze of red and black cherries, plums, lavender, venison, woodsmoke, sous bois, a touch of celery seed and smoky new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and utterly refined on the attack, with the broad shoulders of the vintage playing to fine advantage with the inherent elegance of the wine this year. The core is pure and sappy, the tannins modest and seamless and the finish is very, very long, poised and gloriously complex. I am not sure if this a tad more evolved than the 1990 Echézeaux, or if the wine simply has a bit more material and therefore is even more stunning to drink at a similar stage of evolution. Dynamite wine!
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 1993
Smooth and polished with jammy raspberry notes adding complexity and richness to the basic plum and currant flavors. Feels soft and generous but it has the intensity and length to want cellaring until 1998 or 1999. 914... Smooth and polished with jammy raspberry notes adding complexity and richness to the basic plum and currant flavors. Feels soft and generous but it has the intensity and length to want cellaring until 1998 or 1999. 914 cases made.
BH 94
Burghound - Burghound, May 2010
This is a wine that I've had the pleasure of enjoying many times since its release and one that offers fantastically rich yet not excessively ripe fruit and flavors with excellent density concentration and superb length... This is a wine that I've had the pleasure of enjoying many times since its release and one that offers fantastically rich yet not excessively ripe fruit and flavors with excellent density concentration and superb length. The breadth of flavors and incredible texture here is outstanding and the wine offers stunning overall quality. A great wine that is only just now beginning to reveal its full potential and while the tannins are finally beginning to soften the overall impression is one of notable youthfulness. Even though one could approach this now it will last for decades.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1992
The Grands Echezeaux is broader than the Echezeaux with more black-raspberry and black-cherry elements in its smoky exotic nose as well as a longer more opulent and fleshy finish. Slightly superior to the Echezeaux its... The Grands Echezeaux is broader than the Echezeaux with more black-raspberry and black-cherry elements in its smoky exotic nose as well as a longer more opulent and fleshy finish. Slightly superior to the Echezeaux its lifeline should be similar - between 1995-2010 .The DRC 1990s all of which were bottled in April/May are among the deepest colored wines from this domaine that I have tasted in the last decade. Moreover they are firmly structured with significant tannins from both the vintage and from the aging in 100% new oak barrels. For the fortunate few who have had the discretionary income to afford the other great vintages of the DRC from the eighties 1980 1983 1985 1988 and 1989 the question is - are the 1990s superior? I am not sure they are any better than the 1980s 1985 and 1988s but they undoubtedly represent a classic concentrated long-lived style of wine. Moreover all of these wines should have a more graceful evolution and broader window of drinkability than the tannic 1988s as well as potentially greater longevity than the succulent and opulent 1985s. All of these offerings are outstanding with that tell-tale complex exotic fragrance that the DRC routinely achieves.NOTE: Prices had not been released (the wines will arrive in early 1993). I have inserted the same prices asked for the 1989 vintage as an approximation of what these wines will fetch. Importer: Wilson-Daniels St. Helena CA.