Shhh – Domaine de la Romanée-Conti's 2017s

2017s from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti at Corney & Barrow, January 2020

The hottest tasting ticket in town. But you may open your mouth for only one purpose.

Are you always confused when the Democratic Republic of Congo is abbreviated to DRC? Surely for you as a wine lover, DRC stands for something else? Even though I understand that those close to the fabled Domaine de la Romanée-Conti disapprove of abbreviating its name.

There is much else they disapprove of. This year’s tasting of the latest vintage of these extraordinary grand cru burgundies to be offered, 2017, felt a little bit more like a classroom than a tasting in some ways. Below...