2003 DRC Domaine de la Romanee Conti Montrachet Burgundy - 750ml

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2003 DRC Montrachet Burgundy - 97 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 2003
Rating RP97/ST93
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Burgundy
Location Cote de Beaune
Producer Romanee Conti Domaine de la
Color White
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP97 - 2003 DRC Montrachet Burgundy - 97 pts! Sumptuous aromas of spices yellow plums and buttery toast are found in the nose of the medium to full-bodied 2003 Montrachet. A dense layered ample wine of awesome power it is concentrated spicy and velvety-textured. Toasted pears butter vanilla plump yellow fruits melon balls and notes of passion fruit make up its extremely extroverted flavor profile. Boasting terrific mouth-feel it also possesses an exceptionally long seamless finish. While it is difficult to assess the ageworthiness of such a big super-ripe white Burgundy it will unquestionably deliver loads of pleasure if consumed over the next decade and perhaps longer. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2003
Rating RP97/ST93
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Burgundy
Location Cote de Beaune
Producer Romanee Conti Domaine de la
Color White
Wine Type Table

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