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Drc Romanee-Conti 1996

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Domaine de la Romanée Conti own 3.53ha of the 9.14 hectares of GrandsEchézeaux, whose soil is influenced by the downwash from le Musigny above - thewines have a little more flesh and are more consistent year in year out thanEchézeaux.

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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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Snooth User: steve1000
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5.00 5
04/27/2009

Obviously, it was an incredible experience to not simply sample this wine, but to enjoy the entire bottle between four people during a very special evening out. It was more like some sort of wine ceremony. Neighboring tables whispered and pointed when the bottle was brought out, and the waiter took unusual care pulling the cork. It was quite a bottle of Burgundy, and I like to think I have had a enough Grand Crus to adequately prepare for the experience. If you love a tooth-staining red monster, don't waste your money on this--buy 50 bottles of (really good) Aussie Shiraz instead. But if you can appreciate a multi-layered, incredibly exotic, palate awakening experience--and have an unusually generous friend like I do--this wine will not disappoint.

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Snooth User: j0rd0
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12/01/2007

Three and a half glasses


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/29/2012

This blockbuster wine possesses a profound nose. It exhibits awesomely ripe red and black fruits, raw meat, and Asian spices, all of which are encased in sweet toasty oak. This full-bodied, wide, thick, focused, harmonious, and intense wine releases ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 1996 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la La Tache Grand Cru 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/20/2010

As is often the case with this youthful wine, the nose was extremely reticent. After considerable coaxing, I had a peek at this offering's deeply ripe dark fruit aromatics. But what a flavor profile! A massive explosion of profound and intense cherri... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 1996 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Richebourg Grand Cru 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/20/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 1996 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Romanee St Vivant 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/27/2012

A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 1996 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/20/2010

...gorgeous floral, perfumed, spicy, and refined aromatics. Its medium-bodied and silky-textured palate offers a fabulous burst of sweet cherries, candied strawberries, and violets. This lively, highly-defined wine also possesses a firm, supple-tanni... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 1996 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Echezeaux 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/05/2012

It has a gorgeously bright dark ruby/purple color and extremely complex aromatics of fresh herbs, Asian spices, creamy cherries, super-ripe blackberries, and vanilla-imbued oak. This superb wine offers a mouthful of silky-textured cherries, blueberri... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 1996 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee Conti 750ml



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