Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) Échézeaux Pinot Noir 2005

$1999

The 2005 Echezeaux delivers ravishingly sweet, high-toned aromas of black raspberry, maraschino, marzipan, marmalade and iodine. It saturates the palate with sweet, ripe fruit and inner-mouth perfume, while introducing layers of fresh meat and shrimp-shell minerality. The texture is amazingly creamy and polished, and the long, refined finish adds an alluring hint of mocha. Superb saturation of ultra-ripe fruit but with freshness; remarkable concentration yet elegance, lift, indeed near weightlessness: this is 2005 at its best. The temptation to drink this in its early years will, I suspect, be irresistible ... let's hope so anyway. It would be a shame for this beauty to be locked away as a collectible, even if it is capable of long-aging. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Nico J. Snyman Delectable Pro

Classic '05 intensity but with the defining noblesse of the producer, not too many '05's are this expressive & giving, but that's why you pay the price for greatness.

Classic '05 intensity but with the defining noblesse of the producer, not too many '05's are this expressive & giving, but that's why you pay the price for greatness.

9.9

Antoine Amiot-Servelle Delectable Pro

Production Domaine Amiot-Servelle

First DRC wine

First DRC wine

9.7

Desmond Echavarrie Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier, Senior Wine Advisor Soutirage

Perfectly balanced. Bursting with Red fruit. Incredible mid-palate density!

Perfectly balanced. Bursting with Red fruit. Incredible mid-palate density!

Vijay Parikh

With an hour of air the nose is simply overpowering with a classic DRC taste profile! Simply loved it!

With an hour of air the nose is simply overpowering with a classic DRC taste profile! Simply loved it!

9.6

Alvaro Bustillos

40 años mazf

40 años mazf

10

Stan W

A touch barnyard/straw over powers fruit. Still asleep. Give time.

A touch barnyard/straw over powers fruit. Still asleep. Give time.

9.2

Fraser McKinley Delectable Pro

Dense and weighty and unfortunately served a little too warm which seemed to bring the wood to the fore. A very impressive bottle nonetheless - 2005

Dense and weighty and unfortunately served a little too warm which seemed to bring the wood to the fore. A very impressive bottle nonetheless - 2005

9.4

Neil Hamill

A special dinner for turning 40. This wine was the star. Transformative, floral, violets, mushrooms, dried cherry...blah blah blah. You can taste the horses as they walk the rows. The sun on the vine. The essence of the grape. Pure terroir....

A special dinner for turning 40. This wine was the star. Transformative, floral, violets, mushrooms, dried cherry...blah blah blah. You can taste the horses as they walk the rows. The sun on the vine. The essence of the grape. Pure terroir....

10

Neil Hamill

Celebration of success, simply magnificent

Celebration of success, simply magnificent

10

Sasha Agapov

Oh, well... Perhaps, one of the finest bottle I've ever had. I love Echezaux and juicy 2005 is my favorite of recent vintages. Perfected elegance, very fruit focused with some serious deep forest and bark on the nose, that keeps on giving with surprising caramel, estragon and strawberry later on. Palate is like the smoothest of silks, still very young with velvety, yet delivering gently tight grip tannins. Holy shit, I lost a piece of my heart with this wine. Absolutely in love.

Oh, well... Perhaps, one of the finest bottle I've ever had. I love Echezaux and juicy 2005 is my favorite of recent vintages. Perfected elegance, very fruit focused with some serious deep forest and bark on the nose, that keeps on giving with surprising caramel, estragon and strawberry later on. Palate is like the smoothest of silks, still very young with velvety, yet delivering gently tight grip tannins. Holy shit, I lost a piece of my heart with this wine. Absolutely in love.

10

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