Grands Échézeaux 2009
Quantities were down in this vintage, making Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grands Échézeaux 2009 quite hard to come by. Described as “impressive as hell” by Burgundy expert Allen Meadows of Burghound, who praised how “gorgeously spicy” and huge it is for a vintage like 2009. Fleshing out wonderfully, Wine Advocate has gone as far as to say: “Over the last few years the Grands Échézeaux seems like the most improved wine at DRC.” Hailing from vines that are over 55 years old, this wine has immense power, intricate complexity and just seems to hover there on the palate, kind of like one of those alien spaceships in a Hollywood blockbuster.
Sometimes simply called DRC or “the Domaine”, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is the most famous name in Burgundy, if not the entire world of fine wine. The Grand Cru site, from which it takes its name, tops Wine-Searcher’s list of The World’s Top 50 Most Expensive Wines. Any one of their wines would be the crowning glory of any collection, offering an experience that many only dream of. Based in Vosne-Romanée, their holdings include the mythical La Tâche and Romanée-Conti, over half of Romanée-Saint-Vivant, one third of Grands Échézeaux and half of Richebourg, not to mention vineyards in Corton, Le Montrachet and Batard-Montrachet. Mind-numbingly low yields from their old vines exacerbate the scarcity, making availability a perpetually fleeting thing.
Wine Critic Neal Martin says Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s “wines are so rare, sought after and let us be frank, so prohibitively expensive; that mere utterance is as close as most people get… Their raison d'etre is to offer pleasure, these are bottles surfeit with enjoyment, surfeit with profundity.” He notes that the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produced here offer “finesse, balance, poise, refinement” and a capacity to “age like no other wine I can think of. Quite simply, they have an unerring ability to maintain the freshness and poise over decades.” He concludes that those lucky enough to get their hands on a bottle “may be in for an unforgettable experience.”
£446.67 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 1504134
Style No.: 408762
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