Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2021s – tiny volumes, marvellous wines

DRC 2021 vintage tasting

Julia enjoys a hushed, seated tasting of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti's latest releases, from the frost-struck 2021 vintage. Pictured left to right: Corney & Barrow's managing director Adam Brett-Smith and the domaine's co-directors Bertrand de Villaine and Perrine Fenal presenting the wines in London.

It’s rare to taste a wine that is 100% whole-bunch fermented and 100% aged in new oak barrels in which these winemaking choices are barely noticeable, especially when the wines are the most transparent red burgundies you may ever come across.

‘Transparent’ is not a new term in the wine-tasting lexicon though I imagine that before...