1 Feb 2011
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2008
On a rainy Saturday in September 2008, the 13th, to be precise, Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (pictured) began to think they would not be making any wine in 2008. However, on Sunday 14 September the sun came out and the drying north wind started up, signalling a change in the weather that was worthy of lastminute.com.
Jancis documents the vintage in more detail in 2008 burgundy – a miracle? and Burgundy 2008 – a guide provides links to all the related articles and tasting notes). Below are my notes on DRC's 2008s a year on, taken...