2008 DRC Romanee Conti - Wine Advocate # 189 - Jun 2010: The 2008 Romanee-Conti offers an uncanny amalgam of viscosity and velvety texture with fresh fruit vivacity, buoyancy, and ethereal florality. I think this is the loveliest Romanee-Conti we have made in many years, remarks de Villaine. It is what it is, he suggests, for me, the wine with a capital W, whereas its hard to pull-out the individual parts. Granted, but its my professional duty to try. Black currant and rhubarb; saline meat stock; perfume of peony, iris, and rose; myriad spices; and a crystalline sense of shimmering mineral elements such as one more usually associates with a great white wine are all part of the allure to a kaleidoscopically complex, youthfully harmonious wine that soars and floats for a finale. This will be savored and much talked-about for several decades.