1989 ドメーヌ・ド・ラ・ロマネ・コンティ DRC エシェゾー
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Echezeaux
I have never been convinced by the performance of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti in this year and the 1989 Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru did nothing but reinforce that view. Stalky and rather disjointed on the nose, the stem addition here seems to jar against the fruit rather than complement it. Rasping? The palate is medium-bodied, rustic and with a gritty texture. Masculine and firm in the mouth, it falls a long way short of the wines produced nowadays and the chewy finish feels coarse and attenuated. Tasted November 2016.
(229, The Wine Advocate 1st Mar 2017)