Plums, blackberries, dark cherries, spices, and chocolate emerge from the rich aromas of the 2003 Romanee-Conti. A penetrating, medium to full-bodied, fleshy wine, it possesses, according to Aubert de Villaine, the estate’s co-director, the highest level of natural acidity (closely followed by the Richebourg) of the domaine’s 2003s. An enormously structured (verging on firm) effort, it offers cassis liqueur, spice, black cherry, and plum flavors. Its finish, marked by solid tannin, is impressively persistent. Projected maturity: 2014-2030+.