Vosne Romanee 1er cru Duvault-Blochet 2006 Domaine de la Romanee Conti
€ 1.692,79 (in. Vat)
|Brand||Domaine de la Romanee Conti|
|Region||Burgundy, Cotes de Nuits|
|Condition||From Original Wooden Case|
The Domaine's 2006 Vosne-Romanee Duvault-Blochet represents an assemblage from younger vines in Echezeaux, Grands-Echezeaux, Romanee-St.-Vivant, and Richebourg whose fruit did not make the cut for the estates grands vins. (Such a second wine has been essayed on several other occasions during the past decade. Previous bottlings of this cuvee were labeled "Vosne 1er Cru" which has led to occasional confusion. While the Domaine de La Romanee-Conti notoriously owns choice parcels of several Vosne premier crus, they have never – at least under the current management – bottled any wine from those sites, but rather only from their grand cru holdings.) Dark cherry, black raspberry, licorice, and charred meat in the nose lead to an initially lush, silken-textured palate, generously-fruited and tinged with clove and mace. The abundance of fine-grained tannin here becomes evident in the finish, accentuated by a hint of detached oak, but lightly-cooked fruit, charred meat, and spice continue to generously dominate. I would expect this to be best enjoyed over the next 4-5 years.
Tight, with hints of spice and berry, opening up with air into a rich, pure, cherry-flavored red. The tannins are a little rustic, and this lacks the length of its grander cousins, yet delivers the charming fruitiness that characterizes the vintage.