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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

On the nose, slightly animal, vegetal notes, hints of wild game from the forest. in the mouth: density, concentration and length. exotic spices. an impression of “chiseled precision.” Great cellaring potential.

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

External Reviews for Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

Tasting Notes - Fairly deep red, with considerable depth of colour. Rich cherry nose, with just a hint of reduction. The attack is precise, and the palate surprisingly lean, racy, and tight, with the purity of red fruits that is a hallmark of 2008; this is elegant, spicy, and lively.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

Tasting Notes - A richer, more opulent bouquet than the RSV, with cherry, smoke, licorice, and cured meat aromas. A medium-bodied wine with cool, deep fruit flavors, excellent acidity and minerality, a touch of new oak, and a long, invigorating finish. Here, too, the tannins are slightly dry, but overall, a really impressive effort.



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On the nose, slightly animal, vegetal notes, hints of wild game from the forest. in the mouth: density, concentration and length. exotic spices. an impression of “chiseled precision.” Great cellaring potential.

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