1996 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee Conti

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • WS 98
  • BH 96
  • IWC 95

Reviews for 1996 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee Conti

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 1998
It has a gorgeously bright dark ruby/purple color and extremely complex aromatics of fresh herbs Asian spices creamy cherries super-ripe blackberries and vanilla-imbued oak. This superb wine offers a mouthful of... It has a gorgeously bright dark ruby/purple color and extremely complex aromatics of fresh herbs Asian spices creamy cherries super-ripe blackberries and vanilla-imbued oak. This superb wine offers a mouthful of silky-textured cherries blueberries plums boysenberries earth minerals and spiced oak. This masterpiece is full-bodied dense (yet extremely elegant and defined) thickly-textured and immensely concentrated. Moreover I sensed this wine was holding a significant amount in reserve!
WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 1999
Incredible harmony to this pedigreed red Burgundy. Closed on the nose now it unfolds layers of elegant yet superripe fruit wrapping around the palate coating every taste bud with the silky flavors. Full-bodied and not... Incredible harmony to this pedigreed red Burgundy. Closed on the nose now it unfolds layers of elegant yet superripe fruit wrapping around the palate coating every taste bud with the silky flavors. Full-bodied and not powerful it's just lovely with an aftertaste that seems to last for minutes...
BH 96
Burghound - Burghound, April 2007
This is backward to the point of being almost inexpressive though with extended airing subtle aromas of black fruit hoisin spice underbrush anise and violets frame understated refined elegant and classy flavors of... This is backward to the point of being almost inexpressive though with extended airing subtle aromas of black fruit hoisin spice underbrush anise and violets frame understated refined elegant and classy flavors of incredible breed and fantastic complexity. This will live for decades and it is so young that it hasn't even begun to reveal what it will ultimately be capable of delivering. And like the 2001 version the transparency here is nothing short of remarkable. In short opening a bottle anytime before 2012 will indeed be egregious infanticide and as the drinking window suggests patience is required or if need be at least three hours of in a decanter. Consistent notes.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 1999
Good deep ruby-red. Subtle notes of plum redcurrant truffle and game plus a faintly liqueur-like quality. Great sweetness and sensuous palate feel; this is round and broad while La Tache is more vertical. On the other... Good deep ruby-red. Subtle notes of plum redcurrant truffle and game plus a faintly liqueur-like quality. Great sweetness and sensuous palate feel; this is round and broad while La Tache is more vertical. On the other hand the previous wine comes across today as high-pitched tighter even a bit astringent and perhaps even more impressive. But this wine is extraordinarily suave and long on the aftertaste with extremely fine tannins.