This red is delightful and very harmonious at this stage, with forthcoming aromas of cherry, strawberry, raspberry and flowers. A wine of finesse and elegance, supported by supple tannins and ending with an aftertaste of fruit and spices
...exudes notes of violets, sandalwood, anise and dried black berries that precede supple, rich and attractively voluminous flavors that retain a fine sense of underlying detail on the wonderfully intense, persistent and quite firm finish..
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti’s 2009s have turned out just as brilliantly as I had hoped. The wines reflect the signature qualities of the year, but never lose their essential classicism.
...Initially quite tight and peppery, with a dry-edged character, this slightly raw wine expanded somewhat with aeration. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins and an impression of peppery austerity...
...Great freshness. Edge and definition rather than ripeness in this wine. Very edgy and angular. Dry finish.