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Romanée Conti Montrachet 1987

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

The nose is remarkably ripe considering the general character of the vintage with an elegantly exotic quality of superb complexity that leads to sweet, powerful and still quite dense flavors that both coat and stain the palate on the long and intense... Burghound. A Chardonnay wine from Burgundy in France. 1987 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Montrachet 750ml

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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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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/21/2012

The nose is remarkably ripe considering the general character of the vintage with an elegantly exotic quality of superb complexity that leads to sweet, powerful and still quite dense flavors that both coat and stain the palate on the long and intense... Burghound. A Chardonnay wine from Burgundy in France. 1987 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Montrachet 750ml




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