2008 DRC Domaine de la Romanee Conti Echezeaux Burgundy - OWC 6 x 750ml

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2008 DRC Echezeaux Burgundy

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 2008
Rating 94 RP
Bottle Size 6 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 6
Country France
Region Burgundy
Location Cote de Nuits
Producer Romanee Conti Domaine de la
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 94 RP - 2008 DRC Echezeaux Burgundy - OWC The 2008 Echezeaux is a noticeable step up in quality from the Vosne-Romanee. This is a decidedly rich, powerful Echezeaux endowed with considerable muscle. The aromas and flavors build beautifully towards a dazzling, harmonious finish. The 2008 is a big Echezeaux that could use further time in the cellar. There is plenty of underlying structure to support a long life in the cellar. The 2008 is seriously impressive. If any wine can be said to represent "value" among the Domaine's 2008s, the Echezeaux is it. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2008
Rating 94 RP
Bottle Size 6 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 6
Country France
Region Burgundy
Location Cote de Nuits
Producer Romanee Conti Domaine de la
Color Red
Production cases

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