2005 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • BH 96
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2005 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2007
The 2005 Grands-Echezeaux displays an utterly different less charming personality than its "little" sibling. Fresh black raspberry and black cherry hover between sorbet-like and faintly-caramelized manifestations. The... The 2005 Grands-Echezeaux displays an utterly different less charming personality than its "little" sibling. Fresh black raspberry and black cherry hover between sorbet-like and faintly-caramelized manifestations. The palate is obviously dense with considerable grip and ultra-fine tannins incipient silkiness but not the creaminess of the Echezeaux. Fresh berry faintly tart fruit skin and nut oils inform an uncannily kinetic finish that makes one's mouth quiver.
BH 96
Burghound - Burghound, January 2008
This was last year and still is considerably more reserved and less expressive though the discreet aromas are decidedly more elegant with much more floral influence on the violet and rose petal infused aromas that are... This was last year and still is considerably more reserved and less expressive though the discreet aromas are decidedly more elegant with much more floral influence on the violet and rose petal infused aromas that are nuanced by soy hoisin and clove notes that can also be found on the muscular robust and powerful big-bodied flavors that exude dry extract on the detailed and hugely persistent finish. This is both stylish and classy with tautly wound flavors that have that great sense of underlying tension and cuts-like-a-knife precision. Note however that this is at a comparable stage so much more primary and backwards than normal that this will need a very long time in the cellar to arrive at its majority indeed I am not at all sure that the 20 years that I am suggesting will be sufficient.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2007
Fresh ruby-red color. Black raspberry mocha smoky spices and earth on the rather discreet nose. Sweet but high-pitched communicating an impression of more youthful fruit than the Echezeaux. This boasts terrific lift and... Fresh ruby-red color. Black raspberry mocha smoky spices and earth on the rather discreet nose. Sweet but high-pitched communicating an impression of more youthful fruit than the Echezeaux. This boasts terrific lift and aromatic intensity in the mouth but is quite backward today. Finishes extremely long with nicely integrated tannins and excellent verve. I love the energy here. But this will need 15 years.