DRC Montrachet: A Symphony of Rarity and Perfection


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What do you get when you combine rarity and some of the greatest wine one could ever experience? You get DRC Montrachet.
So many of our clients unequivocally call this the best white wine in the world. To say they are transformational is an understatement – The depth, aromatics and verve you will encounter with a bottle of DRC Montrachet is unmatched by any other producer out there. It will haunt your palate and your memory, as so many of the legendary wines in the world have an uncanny ability to do.
With an annual production of just 250 cases, DRC Montrachet remains the ultimate collector’s wine and the smallest in production for this illustrious Domaine. To put this into perspective, DRC produces 450 cases of Romanee Conti each year. The best back vintages of Montrachet have a massive demand amongst Burgundy collectors, as availability dwindles, and wine lovers will search to the ends of the earth to find them.
Our collection below highlights some of the best vintages in the last few decades and our pricing is the best in the country on every single bottle. 
A few highlights –
  •    On the 2009 Montrachet, the next lowest price is nearly 3k higher than ours (at $12,054)– It’s on Pre-Arrival and it’s a 3pk meaning you’d have to commit to the entire case. All listings for this wine are on Pre-Arrival until you get to Cask Cartel at $25,599 PER BOTTLE! 
  •    Same on the 2013 Montrachet– The next lowest price is over $13,000 and every retailer is listed as a Pre-Arrival until you get to Cask Cartel which has their 2013 listed for the same price as their 2009 ($25,599).
  •    There are ZERO magnums of 2006 Montrachet available anywhere in the world – the lowest 750mL price in the country is nearly $16,000 which would put a magnum at over $32,000 - Our magnum is being offered at just $18,500! 
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2006 –

"As it was originally from cask, the 2006 Montrachet remains relatively discreet with almost shy white flower, grapefruit, mildly exotic orchard fruit and subtle spice notes trimmed in just the right amount of wood that lead to beautifully textured, pure, intense and focused big-bodied flavors wrapped around a firm acid spine and culminating in a wonderfully racy, dry, linear and mineral-driven finish. This is one of the more elegant and sophisticated vintages for this wine (much more so than the 2005 though it's not as big, rich and dramatic) and it's likely to be more of a Montrachet of finesse rather than overt muscle. I quite like this because even though it's ripe, there is a very firm acid skeleton that should allow the '06 Montrachet to age for a very long time though be at its peak in a decade." –BH96

2009 –

"Soft contours and silky fruit give the 2009 Montrachet much of its undeniable appeal. The 2009 has always been radiant, alluring and arrestingly beautiful. Tonight, it is all that, and more. Even with all of its open-knit richness, the 2009 retains terrific freshness as well as nuance."  –AG97
"A broad, muscular wine, the 2009 Montrachet Grand Cru delivers a rich bouquet of honeyed orchard fruit, tangerine oil, toasted nuts and baking spices. Full-bodied, fleshy and layered, with a concentrated core of fruit and considerable mid-palate weight, it's dramatic and expansive, gaining in vivacity with time in the glass. Surely one of the most powerful white Burgundies produced in this vintage, it is aging with grace and offers compelling drinking today." –RP95 (tasted in 2022)

2011 –

"The Montrachet was picked on 6 September at a respectable 37.1hl/ha. Lucid in colour, perhaps a little deeper than expected, it has a multi-faceted nose that you have to monitor over one hour. Hints of almond and butterscotch emerge at first, then salted caramel, pralines and peach skin. It is mercurial and utterly alluring. The palate is intense on the entry and immediately expresses a sense of vitality and tension. This Montrachet is suffused with great weight in the mouth with subtle touches of orange peel, almond and hazelnut that ebb with time. It mellows in the glass but never dispensing with one iota of tension, yet seeming if anything to gain in volume. This epitomizes great Montrachet." –RP97

2013 –

"A whiff of post-bottling reduction does little to detract from the strikingly well-layered and ever-so-mildly exotic fruit, white flower and softly wooded nose. The super-rich and full-bodied yet beautifully delineated flavors possess a borderline painful intensity along with a taut muscularity before culminating a focused, tightly wound and powerful finale that really fans out as it sits on the palate. Moreover this markedly dry but not really austere effort is what I describe as sneaky long because just as the finish appears to be dying away it suddenly come back and plays hide and seek with your palate. Like most vintages of the Domaine's Montrachet this is undeniably built-to-age but unlike some of them the 2013 rendition is not likely to drink particularly well before the age of at least 10 and should reward somewhere between 15 and 20." –BH96

2018 –

"Discreet wood is present on the exuberantly spicy and markedly exotic nose of passion fruit, dried peach, apricot, fennel, jasmine tea and hints of clove. The incredibly rich broad-shouldered flavors coat the palate with an abundance of dry extract that imparts a thick and textured, indeed almost chewy, character to the lavish and generous finish that is at once fantastically powerful yet impeccably well-balanced, compact and youthfully austere finale that just goes on and on. In the context of the last 5 vintages, this is not the most concentrated of them for the Domaine's Montrachet, but the length is genuinely dazzling as is the upside develop potential." –BH97


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