Assortment DRC 1999 (1RC+3LT+2R+2RSV+2GE+2E) - 12 bottles (OWC) - Romanée-Conti Estate

AOC, Grands Crus, Original Wood Case , 1999, Domaine de la Romanée Conti
1 Romanée Conti, 3 La Tâche, 2 Richebourg, 2 Romanée Saint Vivant, 2 Grands-Echezeaux, 2 Echezeaux

€126,900.00
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About the 12-Bottle 1999 Vintage Assortment from the Domaine de La Romanée-Conti

Discover this assortment of wines from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, composed of 1x Romanée Conti, 3x La Tâche, 2x Richebourg, 2x Romanée Saint Vivant, 2x Grands-Echezeaux, and 2x Echezeaux. These wines are sold in their original sealed wooden case. 1999 is generally considered one of the very best years for wines from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, located in Burgundy. The cuvées from this year were characterized by a beautiful concentration of ripe fruits, well-structured tannins, and perfectly balanced acidity, contributing to the creation of powerful, yet elegant and harmonious wines.

The flagship cuvée of the estate, the famous Romanée-Conti, was particularly remarkable in 1999. This grand cru showcased its greatness with an impressive aromatic complexity, featuring aromas of ripe red fruits, spices, and undergrowth, as well as a silky texture and a long finish, testifying to its status as an iconic wine. The other famous grand cru from the domain, the La Tâche, was also acclaimed in 1999. It stood out with its seductive character and depth. Flavors of black fruits, spices, and licorice were accentuated by an impressive tannic structure, giving it remarkable aging potential.

Regarding the other wines from the DRC estate: the Richebourg was a beautiful success in 1999. This grand cru revealed itself to be powerful and elegant, with complex aromas of red fruits and spices, supported by well-structured tannins, offering a harmonious and balanced wine. The Romanée-Saint-Vivant was characterized by delicate aromas of red fruits, flowers, and spices, as well as a velvety texture, wonderfully honoring its prestigious terroir. The wines from the Grands-Échezeaux appellation in 1999 displayed a beautiful concentration of red fruits and spicy notes, accompanied by an elegant tannic structure, honoring this renowned grand cru. Lastly, the Echezeaux cuvées in 1999 were also appreciated for their aromas of ripe fruits and spices, as well as their balance and finesse, making them wines of great quality.

All in all, the 1999 vintage was an exceptional year for the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, offering a series of prestigious grand cru cuvées, each with its unique characteristics, but all testifying to the awesomeness and well-deserved fame of this legendary estate. Wines from this year are still sought after today by enthusiasts, collectors, and auction houses due to their exceptional level of quality and incredible aging potential.

 

All the appellations from this estate: Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Grands-Échezeaux, Échezeaux, Montrachet, Corton Rouge, Corton-Charlemagne...

Product Details
W_1904

Data sheet

Vintage
1999
Format
75 cl
Color
Red Wine
Grape Variety
Pinot Noir
% vol.
13 %
Appellation
Assortment
Region
Burgundy, Côte de Nuits
Producer
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
Packing
Original Wooden Case - 12 Bottles
Classification
Grand Cru
Production method
Biodynamic
Producer: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

The legendary Vosne-Romanée winemaking estate

 

The Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, often shortened to "DRC", is one of the most celebrated Burgundy wine estates. Founded in 1942 by Edmond Gaudin de Villaine, the Côte de Nuits vineyard is actually much older than that. Managed by the Benedictine Monks of Saint-Vivant during the 13th century, it was then bought by the Croonembourg family around the 17th century. They were the ones who renamed the tiny parcel and came up with "La Romanée" (it used to be known as "Le Cloux des Cinq Journaux").

The grapevines were later sold to the Prince Louis-François de Bourbon-Conti by André de Croonembourg, in 1760. Hence its newfound moniker of "Romanée-Conti". Confiscated during the French Revolution, the estate fell into the hands of Gabriel-Julien Ouvrard in 1819, and Jacques-Marie Duvault-Blochet (the ancestor of the de Villaine and Leroy families) 50 years later. Since 1911, the 25 hectares vineyard has been managed by the two families: the successors of Edmond de Villaine and Henri Leroy.

The two winemakers, Aubert de Villaine and Henry-Frédéric Roch (as well as Lalou Bize-Leroy, from 1974 to 1992), were the ones taking care of the DRC estate. At least, before the death of Henry-Frédéric in 2018, who left his seat to Perrine Fenal (Lalou's daughter). Throughout the centuries, this Vosne-Romanée wine estate has become a true legend in Burgundy. A reputation with a cost, since its prices have skyrocketed.

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