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1996 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Richebourg #165195457


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Based on 54 reviews on Cellartracker.com

Reviews 93 points John Gilman "...The wine shows impeccable focus and nascent complexity and at this stage in its development, it seems likely to be an absolutely stunning success. The deep, complex and still fairly primary nose offers up a melange of red and black cherries, vinesmoke, venison, a beautiful base of soil, a bit of youthful stemminess and a very stylish base of spicy new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and tightly-knit, with a rock solid core of pure fruit, ripe tannins, well-integrated acids and great focus and balance on the very long, closed and nascently complex finish...(JG)"

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The historic Romanee-Conti vineyard

About Domaine de la Romanee-Conti

Of all the wine estates on the planet, Vosne-Romanée’s celebrated Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is arguably the greatest. Co-managed by winemaking icon Aubert de Villaine, “DRC” as it’s commonly known, is the undisputed crown jewel of Burgundy—if not of France—known for its 28 hectares of grand cru vineyards and its incredibly age-worthy cuvees—highly coveted trophies of any great collector.

As an early pioneer of biodynamic farming, DRC set itself apart from the pack, creating an ideal ecosystem in the vineyards and lifting the quality standards of these famous appellations to even greater heights. The team plows regularly, aims for low yields, and practices séléction massale, bringing seemingly newfound quality with every vintage. As a result, the work in the cellar is less involved and very traditional. Aubert and the team employ native yeast fermentations and gentle extractions and age all of the wines exclusively in new oak barrels. Cerebral, expressive, and otherworldly, the wines of DRC are some of the rarest and most highly coveted in the world.

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