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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grands-Echezeaux 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

96+ points Fine Wine Review: For several years now (with Romanée-Saint-Vivant's quality having been restored for some time), the Domaine has been concentrating on bringing back the quality of the Echézeaux -- good as it was, for a long period it was not the best or even competitive for the best wine produced in the appellation. That has changed, now. The nose is meaty, complex, deep, and pure. The mouth shows creaminess to the texture with medium weight and depth to the layered red and dark berry fruit and great length. I'd look to 2024-2049 for peak drinking of this wine. (Issue #137; 2013)

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti:
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, located in Vosne-Romanée, is one of the most prestigious vineyard sites in Burgundy, France. The domaine boasts seven Grand Cru properties, and the two monopolies (meaning they are owned and operated by the domaine itself) La Romanée-Conti and La Tâche are considered the finest vineyards in all of Burgundy. The other five - Richebourg, R... Read more
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, located in Vosne-Romanée, is one of the most prestigious vineyard sites in Burgundy, France. The domaine boasts seven Grand Cru properties, and the two monopolies (meaning they are owned and operated by the domaine itself) La Romanée-Conti and La Tâche are considered the finest vineyards in all of Burgundy. The other five - Richebourg, Romanée-St-Vivant, Grands Ėchezaux, Ėchezaux and Montrachet  (which overlaps with Chassagne) - are also among the upper echelon. With the exception of the Chardonny-only Montrachet, Domaine de La Romanée-Conti is known for producing exceptional, rare reds from Pinot Noir, prized for their structured fruit, perfume and longevity.  The vineyard had already been named Romanée since the 13th century when it was first acquired by the de Croonembourg family. The hyphenation is derived from a 1760 bidding war between Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV and Louis François ler de Bourbon, Prince de Conti. You can guess who won.  These vineyard are on slopes facing east and south-east for optimal grape-ripening exposure, with iron-rich limestone and marl soils. Some of the vines are quite old by Burgundy standards, up to 50 years, which adds to the power of the wines. The small production wines are from vineyards that are organically cultivated, with yields kept low.  Read less

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96+ points Fine Wine Review: For several years now (with Romanée-Saint-Vivant's quality having been restored for some time), the Domaine has been concentrating on bringing back the quality of the Echézeaux -- good as it was, for a long period it was not the best or even competitive for the best wine produced in the appellation. That has changed, now. The nose is meaty, complex, deep, and pure. The mouth shows creaminess to the texture with medium weight and depth to the layered red and dark berry fruit and great length. I'd look to 2024-2049 for peak drinking of this wine. (Issue #137; 2013)

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