1996 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee-Conti Assortment Burgundy - OWC - 12 x 750ml

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1996 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee-Conti Burgundy - 98 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.

12-pak Assortment OWC - (1 RC, 3 LT, 2 Rich, 3 RSV, 1 GE, 2 Ech)


Product Details

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 1996
Rating WS98/RP96
Bottle Size 12 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 12
Country France
Region Burgundy
Location Cote de Nuits
Producer Romanee Conti Domaine de la
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Winery Details

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 1996
Rating WS98/RP96
Bottle Size 12 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 12
Country France
Region Burgundy
Location Cote de Nuits
Producer Romanee Conti Domaine de la
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP96 - This is among the world's most expensive wines as far as I know only certain late harvest wines from Germany are more expensive. 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 blueberries plums boysenberries earth minerals and spiced oak. This masterpiece is full-bodied dense yet extremely elegant and defined thickly-textured and immensely concentrated. Moreover I sensed this wine was holding a significant amount in reserve! RP This is backward to the point of being almost inexpressive though with extended airing subtle aromas of black fruit hoisin spice underbrush anise and violets frame understated refined elegant and classy flavors of incredible breed and fantastic complexity. This will live for decades and it is so young that it hasn't even begun to reveal what it will ultimately be capable of delivering. And like the 2001 version the transparency here is nothing short of remarkable. In short opening a bottle anytime before 2012 will indeed be egregious infanticide and as the drinking window suggests patience is required or if need be at least three hours of in a decanter. Consistent notes. BH

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Wine Spectator WS98

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