Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Échézeaux Pinot Noir

9.517 ratings
9.56 pro ratings
Flagey-Echézeaux, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

On the nose, subtle fruits of; sweet & sour dark cherries, fresh ripe strawberries, notes of blue fruits, extracted pomegranate, cherries, black raspberries, fresh red roses and pink flowers. Palate fruits are, fresh, lean, ripe and slightly tart; dark cherries, black raspberries, cherries, strawberries, deep fine chalkiness, minerals that are soft and strangely fresh and delicate. Lean, rich, moist dark earth, fresh red flowers, red & pink roses, liquid violets, elegant, smooth as silk with beautiful fresh acidity. A bottle you want to sip all night.

On the nose, subtle fruits of; sweet & sour dark cherries, fresh ripe strawberries, notes of blue fruits, extracted pomegranate, cherries, black raspberries, fresh red roses and pink flowers. Palate fruits are, fresh, lean, ripe and slightly tart; dark cherries, black raspberries, cherries, strawberries, deep fine chalkiness, minerals that are soft and strangely fresh and delicate. Lean, rich, moist dark earth, fresh red flowers, red & pink roses, liquid violets, elegant, smooth as silk with beautiful fresh acidity. A bottle you want to sip all night.

May 7th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

An amazing nose that starts with a bouquet of Violets, smoke, cherries, spices. The aromatics are ridiculous!! Thanks, Benjy

An amazing nose that starts with a bouquet of Violets, smoke, cherries, spices. The aromatics are ridiculous!! Thanks, Benjy

Apr 29th, 2017
Colin Yates

Wine Buyer Macadoodles Fine Wine & Spirits

9.7

Vibrant red cherry, strawberry and lavender on the nose of this young DRC. The palate was complex with lively red/dark berry and an intriguing potpourri sachet note. Impressive is an understatement. Certainly better with age but a real treat now.

Vibrant red cherry, strawberry and lavender on the nose of this young DRC. The palate was complex with lively red/dark berry and an intriguing potpourri sachet note. Impressive is an understatement. Certainly better with age but a real treat now.

Feb 16th, 2017
Max Coane

Because if you had seen the pricing you would have done it as well

Because if you had seen the pricing you would have done it as well

Sep 7th, 2016
Jane Ainsworth

How to enjoy a working lunch! Lots of dark fruit with the perfect bit of spice. A delight to drink. Paired with the “Austin Hippie Salad” with salmon.

How to enjoy a working lunch! Lots of dark fruit with the perfect bit of spice. A delight to drink. Paired with the “Austin Hippie Salad” with salmon.

Dec 7th, 2018
Cheri Coyle

Perfect place to start

Perfect place to start

Nov 21st, 2017
ADAM STROMFELD

How about just yes.... words can't describe this perfect beauty. Perfect aromatics. Elegant precise and light on its feet... indescribable.... thank you for making this possible Benjy!!!

How about just yes.... words can't describe this perfect beauty. Perfect aromatics. Elegant precise and light on its feet... indescribable.... thank you for making this possible Benjy!!!

Apr 29th, 2017
Monica Smaltz

Great wine even tho it was extremely young. Red fruit forward but not jammy. Little bit of mushroom and earthiness.

Great wine even tho it was extremely young. Red fruit forward but not jammy. Little bit of mushroom and earthiness.

Jan 30th, 2017
Conrad Green

I know, stupidly young but couldn't resist given the price. A beautifully clear and vibrant wine. A punchy nose of Red and blue fruit with a green pepper note- greeness? On the palate fresh, tight, young. With time, broadening with blueberry fruit. Very clear and sappy. A touch tart. Ok finish with a touch of zing. I don't have enough experience to know what this becomes, but promising.... A few days later it's settled. Peppery, lovely red fruit. Very good.

I know, stupidly young but couldn't resist given the price. A beautifully clear and vibrant wine. A punchy nose of Red and blue fruit with a green pepper note- greeness? On the palate fresh, tight, young. With time, broadening with blueberry fruit. Very clear and sappy. A touch tart. Ok finish with a touch of zing. I don't have enough experience to know what this becomes, but promising.... A few days later it's settled. Peppery, lovely red fruit. Very good.

Jul 31st, 2016
Lewis Chester

2013 vintage. From Jay. Domaine de la Romanee Conti Grands Echezeaux 2013 - Quick Note/Initial Thoughts: Classic ruby colour. Unlike the Echezeaux this shows very well on the nose with little restraint. Lovely fruit on the nose - really jumps out of the glass. Forest fruits, cinnamon, cloves, Christmas spice. The initial attack on the front palate is immediate - this wine wants to get on with it! Crescendo across the mid palate by the standards of a DRC at this youthful point. Rich and sappy - bordering on rustic for a DRC (this is meant in the most relative of fashions). Good sweetness and the most fruit forward of the wines from the vintage at this time. The finish is both long and rewarding. 94+/100/ Drink 2021 to 2035.

2013 vintage. From Jay. Domaine de la Romanee Conti Grands Echezeaux 2013 - Quick Note/Initial Thoughts: Classic ruby colour. Unlike the Echezeaux this shows very well on the nose with little restraint. Lovely fruit on the nose - really jumps out of the glass. Forest fruits, cinnamon, cloves, Christmas spice. The initial attack on the front palate is immediate - this wine wants to get on with it! Crescendo across the mid palate by the standards of a DRC at this youthful point. Rich and sappy - bordering on rustic for a DRC (this is meant in the most relative of fashions). Good sweetness and the most fruit forward of the wines from the vintage at this time. The finish is both long and rewarding. 94+/100/ Drink 2021 to 2035.

Feb 2nd, 2016