Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 1988
, 1988
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 1988

12 bottles per lot
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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 1988
Grand Cru, Côte de Nuits
In original wooden case. Leroy slip labels. Green roundels on labels. Consecutive bottle numbers. Excellent appearance. Levels: one 1cm, one 1.5cms, two 2cms, five 2.5cms, three 2.7cms
12 bottles per lot

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Needless to say, Domaine de la Romanée Conti is on top of any serious wine collector’s dream list. Our offering of the 2010 vintage include Richebourg, Romanée St Vivant, Grands Échézeaux, the recent addition Corton, and the most precious gem of Burgundy, Romanée Conti. This pearl, this small jewel, just under 5 acres, was coveted by a famous collector of jewelry, Madame de Pompadour, but she was outbid by the Prince de Conti, hence the name. The King's minister won against the King's mistress! In 1868 the vineyard passed to the de Villaine family and is still, today, managed by Aubert de Villaine.
It never fails to astonish me that the strips of vines which stretch only a modest number of meters up the very gentle slopes from the outskirts of an equally modest, indeed remarkably rural rambling of village Vosne, are capable of producing wines of such world class quality. DRC wines keep so well. They open up in the mouth fanning out like a peacock's tail. And do they change! Sometimes unconvincingly when young, they take on colour and depth. They are not wines for an instant sniff; they open up in the glass.
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