Reviews & Scores
"Beautiful nose with a hint of sweet kirsch to its gamey precociousness excellent spice, leather and nice length to the nose minerals, vitamins and iron - a complete, multi-dimensional wine lavender spice and flavor red, meaty, rich flavors."
Deep ruby to the core with no sign at all of early bricking. The nose however displays just the initial hints of maturity with ample amounts of the classic spice, floral and dried rose petal aromas that also betray a bass note of vegetal though the robust and quite firmly structured flavors are intense, precise, powerful and linear on the admirably long finish
The 1993 Romanée-Conti Grand Cru was picked on September 27 at just 14.87hl/ha. It is certainly a bit funky at first with suggestions of TCA. Instinct tells me it just needs time to breathe and sure enough, after two hours it is quite a beautiful wine. It is blessed with an ethereal bouquet, beautifully defined yet reserved compared to other vintages. Scents of raspberry preserve, damp undergrowth (wet moss) with subtle hints of fresh tobacco and cedar all combined so effortlessly. The palate is extremely well balanced with sublime tannins, maybe a little foursquare yet precise on the finish. This is drinking so well now, but based on this bottle, do not be afraid to decant. A very capable Romanée-Conti, though I might have expected more given how this vintage has blossomed in recent years. 3,600 bottles produced. Tasted at the Romanée-Conti dinner at the Connaught Hotel.
Savage, muscular and tightly knit, this offers pure Pinot fruit. Has a full range of cassis, black cherry, mineral and vanilla notes, but it also shows an austere, underripe edge of spicy, tobacco and leafy flavors. With its tough tannins and good length, this is an outstanding 'masculine' red Burgundy that has the power and potential to improve into the next century.