Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Montrachet Chardonnay

9.5274 ratings
9.5116 pro ratings
Puligny Montrachet- Chassagne Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Not as pristine as the others. Marmalade color. Soft and layered. Mellow edges. Dried roses, lovely soft balance and a finish of oxidative notes . Rather gorgeous in an understated way but significantly less than the other 70.

Not as pristine as the others. Marmalade color. Soft and layered. Mellow edges. Dried roses, lovely soft balance and a finish of oxidative notes . Rather gorgeous in an understated way but significantly less than the other 70.

Feb 5th, 2020
Justin Bothur

Incredibly complex nose of pineapple cake, caramel, firewood, vanilla bean, lemon curd, camphor, beach sand. Very long finish with cake batter, baked apple pie, toffee. Simply amazing.

Incredibly complex nose of pineapple cake, caramel, firewood, vanilla bean, lemon curd, camphor, beach sand. Very long finish with cake batter, baked apple pie, toffee. Simply amazing.

Jul 12th, 2018
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.7

One of my favorite vintages of DRC’s Montrachet and a stand out in a recent dinner spanning 20+ vintages. Peaking now, with great combination of bottle age complexity and minerality.

One of my favorite vintages of DRC’s Montrachet and a stand out in a recent dinner spanning 20+ vintages. Peaking now, with great combination of bottle age complexity and minerality.

May 25th, 2018
Michael Glasby

Hmm. Sadly not getting any better now. Would hope for more.

Hmm. Sadly not getting any better now. Would hope for more.

May 10th, 2018
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.8

Stellar bottle. One of my favorite vintages of DRC’s Montrachet. Silky, sensual and impeccably polished. Superb!

Stellar bottle. One of my favorite vintages of DRC’s Montrachet. Silky, sensual and impeccably polished. Superb!

Feb 11th, 2018
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.2

Festa del Barolo warm up.

Festa del Barolo warm up.

Feb 3rd, 2018
Nico J. Snyman

One of the best DRC Montrachet's I've ever had, possibly the only one to beat it would be the '77 aged impeccably.

One of the best DRC Montrachet's I've ever had, possibly the only one to beat it would be the '77 aged impeccably.

Jan 28th, 2018
Mark Oldman

if you or someone you know hates Chardonnay, as I sometimes hear, this little number - 2011 DRC #Montrachet 💥- will effect an instant conversion. It is inconvertibly beautiful and pure, with a lemon-mineral core, joined by shades of tangerine and salted caramel balanced by an invigorating citric minerality, and a golden, silky persistence that stretches out like a cheetah's paw. 🐾 🐅 Even the residue of the empty glass seduces the sniff 👃. This is a more elegant and balanced style, not the creamy honeycomb voluptuousness of 2005 or 2000 DRC Montrachet, which are also sublime. Only 3,178 bottles on Earth. Perfect with Galatorie's jumbo lump crab salad. 🦀 #Burgundy #wine

if you or someone you know hates Chardonnay, as I sometimes hear, this little number - 2011 DRC #Montrachet 💥- will effect an instant conversion. It is inconvertibly beautiful and pure, with a lemon-mineral core, joined by shades of tangerine and salted caramel balanced by an invigorating citric minerality, and a golden, silky persistence that stretches out like a cheetah's paw. 🐾 🐅 Even the residue of the empty glass seduces the sniff 👃. This is a more elegant and balanced style, not the creamy honeycomb voluptuousness of 2005 or 2000 DRC Montrachet, which are also sublime. Only 3,178 bottles on Earth. Perfect with Galatorie's jumbo lump crab salad. 🦀 #Burgundy #wine

Jan 15th, 2018
Ed Chin

Give some air and then fuck me...!!!

Give some air and then fuck me...!!!

4 people found it helpfulOct 20th, 2014
Jay McInerney

Novelist, Wine Critic Town & Country, Expensive Wino & Gastronaut

9.9

Omg. Great golden color. Nose is honeyed and beeswax. Palate still fresh but very broad & 2ndary. Incredibly complex. They don't make them like anymore.

Omg. Great golden color. Nose is honeyed and beeswax. Palate still fresh but very broad & 2ndary. Incredibly complex. They don't make them like anymore.

2 people found it helpfulJan 26th, 2015