Romanee-Conti 1999 - Domaine de la Romanee-Conti

AOC, Grand Cru, Romanée-Conti, vintage 1999, Monopoly of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

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Tasting notes for the Romanée-Conti 1999 - Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

  • EYE: This 1999 vintage has a robe of intense and deep red, accentuated by violet reflections, bearing witness to its preserved youth despite the years.
  • NOSE: The bouquet is a true enchantment for your senses, revealing an exceptional complexity of aromas. Ripe red fruits such as cherry, raspberry, and strawberry harmoniously intertwine with earthier notes of undergrowth, mushrooms, and truffles. Subtle touches of leather, licorice, and tobacco enrich this captivating olfactory ensemble.
  • MOUTH: The wine unfolds with elegance and finesse. Its silky and balanced texture charms the palate. Delicious flavors of red fruits and undergrowth persist, accompanied by delicate notes of vanilla, spices, and smoke, adding an extra dimension to the tasting experience. The finish is long and persistent, leaving a savory and pleasant impression on the palate.

In short: This Romanée-Conti 1999 is an exceptional wine, achieving a perfect fusion of finesse and aromatic complexity. Its aging in the cellar has bestowed upon it an unforgettable palette of flavors and aromas, making it a gem of Burgundy. Regarded as one of the world's finest red wines, it is already a delight to savor, yet it also possesses remarkable aging potential, ranging from 10 to 20 years, offering an ever more enchanting experience with time. It pairs beautifully with refined dishes such as coq au vin, mushroom risotto, aged cheeses like comté vieux, or dark chocolate with spices.

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

Product Details

Data sheet

75 cl
Red Wine
Grape Variety
Pinot Noir
% vol.
13 %
Burgundy, Côte de Nuits
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
Burghound Rating
Grand Cru
La Romanée Conti
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.

Browse the grands crus made by the DRC.

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