97 points, “This is textbook Riche’ built to last for decades.” – Allen Meadows, Burghound
20 points, “An absolute belter, showing extraordinary fruit definition… It’s the scent that stays with you, though – the unholy complexity of flavour that makes such wines so special.” – Richard Hemming MW for Jancis Robinson’s Purple Pages
Fine wine aficionados whisper about this Grand Cru with the hushed tones and reverence usually reserved for places of worship or the caves of sleeping giants. Monumental, ethereal and decidedly otherworldly, it’s not hard to see why. As Burgundy expert Steen Öhman notes: “Most Burgundy lovers can tell you about a very special moment with a bottle of Richebourg.” Who will you share your stories with?
Sometimes 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. 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 only 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.”
£466.67 per 100.00ml
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