1987 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Montrachet Burgundy - 750ml

1987 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Montrachet Burgundy - 750ml

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1987 DRC Montrachet Burgundy - 94 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 Chardonnay
Vintage 1987
Rating 94 BH
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Burgundy
Location Cote de Beaune
Producer Romanee Conti Domaine de la
Color White
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Burghound 94 BH - 1987 DRC Montrachet Burgundy - 94 Points!! 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 finish. This is nothing short of stupendous for a 1987 white and one that will continue to age gracefully for years to come. Bravo! BH

Winery Details

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 1987
Rating 94 BH
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Burgundy
Location Cote de Beaune
Producer Romanee Conti Domaine de la
Color White
Production
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