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2010 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Grands Echezeaux

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

ITEM 8391761 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$3,110
Item Sold Amount Date
I8450622 1 $2,905 Sep 25, 2022

RATINGS

96The Wine Advocate

...layers of pure Morello, raspberry, game and an intriguing slight musky scent. As usual at this nascent stage it is deceptively understated, but it blossoms in the glass.... supremely well focused... wonderful structure and symmetry...

94Wine Spectator

Rich and fruity, displaying some reticence, this opens up in the glass with air. Features plenty of strawberry, raspberry and cherry, along with spice and mineral, converging on the long, refined finish.

93Stephen Tanzer

...red berries, coffee, soy sauce & smoke... notes of raspberry and strawberry... De Villaine notes that the average age of vines here is lower at 35 years and that the final blend includes some fruit from 12-year-old vines.

93Burghound.com

...violets & rose petals, hoisin, soy & clove along with black pinot fruit, cassis & plum... exceptionally rich but brooding, intense & very serious... energetic & palate staining finish... this stunningly long effort is also quite fine...

18.5Jancis Robinson

Broad and rich on the nose – more obvious fruit and structure than the straight Échezeaux. Lively and racy on the palate with a real structural frame. Dense undertow.

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, 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.

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