When you see 2019 DRC, you buy them. That has been the consensus amongst all the top Burgundy drinkers and collectors.
This vintage shows so much promise for the future but also offers a memorable drinking experience right now. Are they extremely young? Yes. However, being able to taste a wine in all stages of its life is extremely special and this is a vintage to go deep on.
William Kelley in his review on the 2019 La Tache mentioned that it was “more structured and broader shouldered than the ethereal Romanée-Conti itself” (WK). We have two pristine bottles of the 2019 La Tache and we are offering at the lowest price in the US.
Do NOT miss the magnum of Mazi Chambertin - This is truly a unicorn as this is bottle #33 of only 134 bottles made! Hospice de Beaune owns a large plot here and we believe this is the first time DRC has ever done this!
2019 La Tache -
A classic and super-fresh La Tâche nose is also quite restrained and only grudgingly offers up a kaleidoscopic range of spice elements that are laced with a wonderful array of floral nuances on the red and dark berry fruit scents. There is superb detail to the muscular big-bodied flavors that brim with both minerality and dry extract before culminating in an explosively long, balanced, youthfully austere and harmonious finish. This is sleek, classy and powerful plus it is packed with development potential though a wine that’s going to require many decades to fully resolve the very firm lashing to supporting tannins. The 2019 LT reminds me of such recent vintages as the 2015, 2010 and 1999 but it may in fact ultimately surpass all of them, which is really saying something. In short, this too is absolutely brilliant. -BH99
2019 Richebourg -
In contrast to the prior wines, this is all but aromatically mute and requires extended swirling to coax the ripe but wonderfully fresh aromas of dazzlingly spicy, floral and essence of dark cherry scents to reveal themselves. As is usually the case, there is even better size, weight and mid-palate density to the big-bodied and very serious mineral-driven flavors that possess that wonderful inner mouth perfume along with a highly seductive texture that gradually gives way to a hugely long finish that is supported by dense but relatively fine tannins that provide plenty of grip while making clear that this is going to develop and last over the next 50 years, and more is not out of the question. Brilliant. -BH97
2019 Grands Echezeaux -
Once again, the nose is super-floral with ripe but airy and elegant aromas of various dark berries, star anise, dried tangerine peel, warm earth and a plethora of spice elements. As is virtually always the case, there is better size, weight and muscle present on the broad-shouldered flavors that delivers stunningly good length on the equally compact and beautifully well-balanced finale. There is superb complexity and overall, this is breathtakingly good though as always with this wine, be prepared to allow for ample bottle age as the supporting tannic spine is very firm. Magnificent. -BH96
2019 Corton -
The 2019 Corton Grand Cru has turned out brilliantly in bottle, wafting from the glass with a striking bouquet of dark berries, blood orange, potpourri, exotic spices, cedar and peonies. Full-bodied, layered and velvety, it's deep and concentrated, with lively acids, supple tannins and a penetrating, rose-inflected finish. It's the best Corton that the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti has produced to date. -RP95
2019 Cuvee Duvualt Blochet -
For the seventh time since 1999, the domaine has released their Vosne-Romanée premier cru. Prior to this the grapes from these holdings were sold off, including small amounts of Gaudichots and Au-dessus de Malconsorts. According to Bertrand de Villaine, co-manager of the estate, the grapes from the 0.405 hectares in Vosne-Romanée Petits Monts used to go into Duvault-Blochet but are now bottled separately for French restaurants, with the difference made up by young vines from the grands crus to deliver a wine of impressive dark blackberry fruit and spice, with less obvious oak and better length and depth of flavour than the Corton – delicious! -DC96