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2015 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Grands Echezeaux

ITEM 8380593 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
$2,975
Item Sold Amount Date
I8417191 1 $2,800 Sep 4, 2022
I8177172 1 $2,900 Apr 17, 2022

RATINGS

95Vinous / IWC

A glorious bouquet... Morello cherries, crushed strawberry, crushed stone, just a hint of bay leaf...The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry and comes across more saline in the mouth

95+ Burghound.com

Violet-inflected fruit profile … variety of spice components that includes a hint of sandalwood. … broad-shouldered flavors retain plenty of underlying tension as well as lovely precision

94+ The Wine Advocate

Raspberry, plum preserve, currant leaf, blood orange, hints of the forest floor ...and a rich framing of new oak.... full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with notable structural amplitude and a long, authoritative and firmly tannic finish.

94+ Stephen Tanzer

Very pure aromas of dark berries, cherry, spices and violet conveying outstanding subtle lift... showing more early mineral pungency as well as a tighter kernel of sharply delineated fruits and spices. But this very savory wine

PRODUCER

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is unquestionably Burgundy’s most famous estate, and among serious oenophiles, it may be the most famous wine estate in the world. Its Grand Cru Pinot Noirs and one Chardonnay regularly command some of the highest prices for any wine produced anywhere in the world, and according to many reviewers the wines are generally celestial. Though its history is complicated, the domaine is now owned by several long-time Burgundy families, with some owners holding just a very few shares. The 62.5 acres of vineyard owned by the domaine are planted to Pinot Noir and a small amount of Chardonnay. The wines produced are Grands Echezeaux, Echezeaux, Romanee-St.-Vivant, Montrachet, Richebourg, Romanee-Conti, and La Tache. Of the Pinot Noirs, the rarest is the Romanee-Conti, with an annual production of only 450 cases. The most plentiful, theoretically, is La Tache, produced in quantities of about 1,900 cases annually.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits Villages, Flagey-Echezeaux, Grands Echezeaux

Grands-Echezeaux is a Grand Cru vineyard in the southern Cote de Nuits. It is a 23-acre plot and is generally flat with an elevation of 260 meters. The soil is limestone mixed with clay and pebbles. Pinot Noir is grown in the vineyard and the largest proprietors are Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, with 8.83 acres; Mongeard-Mugneret, 3.6 acres; and Jean-Pierre Mugneret/Jean-Rene Naudant, 2.25 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.