1995 DRC Domaine de la Romanee Conti Montrachet Burgundy - 750ml

1995 DRC Domaine de la Romanee Conti Montrachet Burgundy - 750ml

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1995 Domaine Romanee Conti Montrachet Burgundy - 99 pts!

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 1995
Rating 99 RP
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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Robert Parker

Rating 99 RP - Attentive and wealthy readers will note that I have revised my original, barrel sample-based score for the Domaine de la Romanee Conti's 1995 Montrachet (a 95-97+ in Issue #110). Simply put, this is a mind-boggling, virtually perfect wine. It displays breath-taking aromas of liquid minerals, creamed hazelnuts, candied chestnuts (marrons glaces), white flowers, anise, and buttered toast that seem to gain in expressiveness and intensity with time. On its utterly extraordinary palate layer upon layer of stones, straw, minerals, grilled bread, and sweet white flowers can be found. Oily, full-bodied, magnificently concentrated, and extracted, this is as complex a wine as I have ever had the honor to pour over my lips and palate. Perfectly balanced and structured for the long haul, this wine also possesses one of the longest and purist finishes I have ever encountered. A winemaking tour de force! Projected maturity: 2008-2025. The few men and women that have the contacts and resources to acquire the world's most esteemed white wine from one of this planet's most famous estates are very fortunate. Aubert de Villaine, the Domaine's director, has fashioned two extraordinary Montrachets that will be talked about, compared, fawned over, and hopefully drunk over the next few decades by those worthy and deserving enough. Tasting the 1995 and 1996 offerings is an unforgettable experience. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 1995
Rating 99 RP
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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