DRC Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Corton 2015 Rated 93WA
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Wine Advocate Review
The Domaine de la Romanee-Conti 2015 Corton Grand Cru wafts from the glass with a pretty bouquet of plum, red cherry, rose hip and herbs, notions of darker fruits and rich soil emerging only with extended aeration. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, sapid and penetrating, with vibrant acids and an assertive chassis of firm, youthfully stemmy tannins - though there's sufficient mid-palate depth to subsume those in the fullness of time. While the domaine's Corton, from the vineyards of Prince Florent de Mérode, is still a work in progress, the 2015 is the most successful rendition to date, and the balmy, low-yielding vintage seems to have played to the hill's strengths. This was the first of DRC's reds to be harvested in 2015, picked on September 5 at yields of 22 hectoliters per hectare, and unlike the rest of the domaine's wines, it was 20% destemmed. Drink 2025-2045.
VinoUS Media Review
The 2015 Corton Grand Cru was cropped at 22.30hl/ha on 5 September. I feel that the more that Aubert and his team have worked this parcel, the more it becomes an integral part of the "family". It has such a pretty, vivacious bouquet with vivid red cherries, bergamot and crushed strawberry. It is extremely very well defined and with a subtle tincture of orange blossom and rose petals. The palate is crisp and fresh on the entry with just a light tang of spice. This Corton already feels very cohesive and unerringly approachable thanks to the lightness of touch towards the tertiary finish. Delightful is the word that immediately springs to mind. Tasted at Corney & Barrow's annual in bottle tasting in London. (Neal Martin)