1966 DOMAINE DE LA ROMANEE CONTI 1966

Burgundy - Grand Cru
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95-100 / 100

Excellent

1966 DOMAINE DE LA ROMANEE CONTI 1966

Burgundy - Grand Cru

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
3 598,00 € tax incl. 2 998,33 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
3 350,00 € tax incl. 2 791,67 € tax excl.

Level 6 cm

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3 060,00 € tax incl. 2 550,00 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
20 / 20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
(8-2007) Very rich and mushroomy. Very racy; rich yet lively. Lifted, long, racy. Defintely one of the more obviously autumnal of these wines in tmers of its flavour, and maturity. Quite savoury. Wonderful wine but with quite a different character to the 1978 Romanée-Conti, Grand Cru – essence of Tâche with all that autumnal fungus.
97 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(6-2006)
Light brick with orange edge. This also exhibits a slight vegetal note initially, along with plenty of forest underbrush, growing more penetrating with a core of sweet cherry in its bouquet. A caressing red, full of silky, sweet cherry and berry flavors and smoke. A picture of finesse, superb balance and a long finish. This loses nothing after an hour in the glass.
5 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent

(2-1997) Glorious in 1992 and three notes since: superb, assertive, 'vast and tannic', and early the following year, a slightly woody, tannic bottle. In 1997 a fully mature-looking, hefty, spicy, sweet and powerful bottle with quite a bite and remarkable acidity.

99 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(4-2015) Tasted at the La Tâche vertical at The Square. The La Tâche 1966 is one of those wines were composing a tasting note seems futile. How can you express such a wine in words? Well, I will try. It must be considered one of the greatest La Tâche of all time. Typically of this vineyard it is a mercurial Pinot Noir that is deceptively simple upon first acquaintance. Then you notice its unbelievable delineation as scents of dark fruit, sous bois, cigar box and an exotic hint of star anise gently unfold. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannins and nigh perfect acidity. There is such brightness and vigor in the 1966, allied with a sense of authority. Over time it gains precocity and there is a daring note of cough candy surfacing unexpectedly on the finish after ten minutes. This is an astonishing La Tâche that flirts with perfection.

Features
Vintage 1966
Rating 95-100
Classification Burgundy - Grand Cru
Region Burgundy
Appellation La Tache
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
100/100 Yes
Château Romanée Conti (Domaine)
Country France
Château informations
Romanée Conti (Domaine)
Romanée Conti (Domaine)

Acquired by the Prince de Conti in 1760, the 1.85 ha vineyard produces little more than 6,000 bottles of mythical and exceptional wine per yearl. After the French Revolution, the area was declared a national asset, Romanée Conti counted many owners, including family-Duvault Blochet, who acquired several other parcels, including La Tâche, Richebourg and Echézeaux. Today, every bottle of Romanée Conti is signed by both Aubert de Villaine and Henry-Frederic Roch. Romanee Conti was the last vineyard in Burgundy to resist phylloxera, but during the second world war, the lack of carbon disulphide led to its destruction in 1945. For five years, from 1946 to 1951, no vintage was produced. The conditions of vinification and aging (maximum maturity of the fruit, very high selectivity, maximum precautions at every stage, breeding new wood) can produce an exceptional wine. Thus, magnificent complex aromas evoking rose, violet, spices, truffles and leather are in this sumptuous wine. All Domain Romanee Conti is implemented to produce only wines to keep. Biodynamics has taken over the last ten years a different share under the new leadership of Henry Frédéric-Roch, one of two co-managers of Domaine Romanee Conti with Aubert de Villaine. The owner of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, one of the most famous vineyards in the world, has been elected Decanter Man of The Year 2010 by the eponymous magazine. Aubert de Villaine is the largest producer of wines from Burgundy to receive this award since its inception. Modest, it seems that he also refused at first to be rewarded, before changing his mind to finally accept. Co-owner of the domain family of Romanée-Conti with the Leroy family, Aubert de Villaine long hesitated before walking in the footsteps of his father. After studying law and literature, he flew to New York and began his career as an importerof wines from Burgundy. Fascinated by wine, he also devoted himself to journalism and has interviewed, among others, Robert Mondavi 1966. During this period his father called him  to his side. He started as an apprentice to the field. Since then, he has consistently put his dedication, passion and service requirement of Romanée-Conti, which continues to produce the greatest red wines in the world. .

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