1966 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee-Conti Burgundy - 750ml

1966 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee-Conti Burgundy - 750ml

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1966 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee-Conti Burgundy - 96 Points!

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, or DRC as it is commonly known, is easily Burgundy's most world renown and most collectible wines in the world. Based in the Burgundy village of Vosne-Romanée, the Domaine makes wines from eight different grand cru vineyards that span the length of the Côte d'Or. The most famous comes from the eponymous Romanée-Conti vineyard, and on average is the most expensive wine in the world.

The Domaine makes mostly Pinot Noir-based wines from 28 hectares (69 acres) of grand cru vineyard – represented alongside Romanée-Conti are La Tache, Romanée-Saint-Vivant and Richebourg in Vosne-Romanée; Corton-Bressandes, Corton Clos du Roi and Corton Renardes in Corton; and Échezeaux and Grands Échezeaux. Le Montrachet and Batard-Montrachet in the Côte de Beaune make DRC's only Chardonnay-based white wines.

Of course, La Romanée-Conti is the Domaine's most famous asset, and the amount of wine made from less than 2ha (5 acres) of land amounts to just 6000 bottles a year. The vineyard has a long history, dating back to the Abbey of Saint-Vivant in the 13th Century. It took on the Romanée name in 1631, and the Conti in 1760. In 1869, it was obtained by Jacques-Marie Duvault-Blochet, who left it to his great grandchildren upon his death. It was then that the Société-Civile du Domaine de la Romanée-Conti was established to avoid Napoleonic inheritance laws.

Today, DRC is owned in part by the de Villaine family and in part by the Leroy family. Aubert de Villaine is the figurehead of the company now – although it was famously run by Lalou Bize-Leroy for a time, until a dispute saw her ousted from control. The Leroy family is now represented by Henri-Frederic Roch.


Product Details

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 1966
Rating
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Burgundy
Location Cote de Nuits
Producer Romanee Conti Domaine de la
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 1966 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee-Conti Burgundy - RARE - 96 Points!! Amazing bottle with excellent fill level!! from a bottle with 1 1/2 of ullage and an original cork. Two bottles were opened as the first with a relatively low fill was plagued with volatile acidity and clearly not what the wine is capable of delivering. The second bottle however was perhaps the best one that I have ever encountered. Interestingly the Romanee-Conti possesses perhaps the freshest nose on any of the DRC '66s from regular 750 ml format as it immediately soars from the glass to reveal a classic RC nose of hoisin spice dark fruit caramel and touches of earth underbrush and a hint of game that is followed by rich sweet and smoky medium full flavors that completely coat the palate and explode on the mineral-infused finish. A seriously impressive wine that is class in a glass and this is an exceptionally seductive RC for the usual underlying reserve is missing in action. In sum a phenomenal performance for the relatively young vines. Save for the one bottle noted above I have consistent notes. BH

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Winery Details

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 1966
Rating
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Burgundy
Location Cote de Nuits
Producer Romanee Conti Domaine de la
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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