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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

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2008 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grands-Echezeaux  (Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru) 93

Smoke, caramel, earth, spice, black cherries and a faint whisper of floral notes open to a soft, polished, fresh wine filled with a melange of bright red berries. Still young, I'd hold this for several years before popping a bottle. 93 Points

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2003 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg  (Richebourg Grand Cru) 95

Fat, fleshy, flashy and filled with lush, ripe and over ripe black raspberries, cherries, wild strawberries and licorice, the wine is silky and even sexy. Still young, this should be a stellar wine with additional bottle age. 95 Points

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1993 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée St. Vivant  (Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru) 88

Perhaps I did not get it, or maybe I was the only honest taster in the room that found this wine sharp, tart and overly acidic. Much better on the nose than the palate with its floral, spice and red berry character. The wine was just not that much fun to taste. My Burgundy loving friends assured me, the wine just needed time and food. I am positive they were seduced by the label and price. 88 Points

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1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg  (Richebourg Grand Cru) 92

I am positive this bottle was not 100% correct. What should have been a stunning wine fell short of the mark. The color was that of a wine older than its true age. Spice, earth, roasted dark and red berries made for an interesting nose, but the wine came up short in the spicy, red berry finish. It was not voted the best wine of the tasting by anyone in the group. Such is life. There are not great wines after 15-20 years, just great bottles. 92 Points

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1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche  (La Tâche Grand Cru) 99

This profound wine offers stunning aromatics, a palate presence that was as deep, silky and complex as any wine ever made, from anyplace! This was accompanied by an ocean of perfectly ripe fruit that filled every inch of my palate with sweet, elegant, plush fruit and ended with a finish that kept on going. This wine was off the charts! As most people know I am not a Burg guy. I've been fortunate to have been able to taste several great Burgs over the years including a few vintages of Romanee Conti. This 90 La Tache remains the best Burg I've tasted and believe it or not, one of the top wines I experienced in 2006! That being said, I would never spend the thousands of dollars per bottle needed to buy this wine. But on someone else's dime, it sure was tasty! 99 Points

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1989 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée-Conti  (Romanée-Conti Grand Cru) 93

Clearly, I am not going to become a Burgundy drinker. I do not get it. When you factor the insane price for this wine, which is $11,000 per bottle, the Emperor has no clothes. The wine was tart, crisp, bright and energetic. The fruit was clean, offering a sense of earthy purity to its bright red flavor profile coupled with herbal, underbrush and fennel notes. But there was far too much acidity and firmness to be fun to drink. The nose was clearly the best part of the experience. But I want to drink a wine, not just smell it. Served double blind, when the label was revealed, this bottle that cost as much a car for some people did not get better in the glass. 93 Points

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1989 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche  (La Tâche Grand Cru) 91

There was a firm, hard, acidic quality to the fruit that took away from the wine. The fruit offered a nice cherry essence with fennel and dried herb notes. But there was far more tart than sweet sensations in the hard personality that left me wanting riper fruit. I am sure there are many people that will love this wine. But it did not work for me. Please note, this was served double blind. OK, I admit, I am not the biggest Burgundy fan on the planet, but for the record, the 1990 La Tache was stunning. This on the other hand was merely a good, but not close to great wine. 91 Points

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1989 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg  (Richebourg Grand Cru) 91

Where is the beef? In other words, where is the ripe fruit? This wine is hard, firm, structured and bright. The fruit is fresh, but it's too fresh for me. This is really on the crisp, tart, spicy, red fruit side of the style range. Served double blind, this did not moprh into a beauty when the label was revealed. There are drinking wines and selling wines. This is a wine to sell. 91 Points

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1982 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet  (Montrachet Grand Cru) 87

Nothing lasts forever. That is sad to say as this bottle is so pricey today. Not oxidized, but clearly this was past its prime as most of what remained was the light, floral, citrus, lime and mineral nose. The wine was light and ending with tart, dry, chalky, lemon sensation. All things considered, I know this was an honor to taste. But it is, what it is... If you have a bottle and want to drink it, it's not going to get better from here. 87 Points

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1964 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg  (Richebourg Grand Cru) 91

Light red tea in color, the wine was better on the medium bodied, soft, silky, red cherry, earth, herb and spice loaded palate, with its sweet, ripe, red fruits than on the nose, which combined the sweetness of red cherries with wet, earth and an earthy, almost barnyard character. The wine faded in the glass. 91 Points

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1962 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg  (Richebourg Grand Cru) 98

Compelling in every sense of the word, the rose hip tea colored wine was stunning! The purity of fruit, freshness and silky, elegant, refined textures was off the hook. The cherries tasted like they were just picked off the vine. There was an almost port-like sweetness to the red fruit. There was length, expansion of flavors and so much, cherry, kirsch, bay leaf, Asian spice box and licorice, you just kept going back for me. Worth the money? I suppose that depends on your net-worth and sense of value. But value aside, this was an astounding wine tasting experience. The bottle came from the original purchaser, which I am sure added to the quality of the wine. 98 Points

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1961 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg  (Richebourg Grand Cru) 95

Exotically textured, pure, ripe, sensuous, sweet, cherries and plums were at the wines beck and call. Medium bodied, elegant and refined, there was a freshness and purity of red fruits you could not help being seduced by. Tea with red, orange brick in its hue, the combination of flowers, spice, earth and kirsch was a knockout! 95 Points

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