1966 DOMAINE DE LA ROMANEE CONTI Marey Monge 1966

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SoDivin rating

90-94 / 100

Very good

1966 DOMAINE DE LA ROMANEE CONTI Marey Monge 1966

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
745,00 € tax incl. 620,83 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
92 / 100
Burghound (Allen Meadow)
Burghound (Allen Meadow)
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4 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
(102001)
It was in 1966 that the Marey-Monge family granted DRC a lease of their share of this major vineyard....Four more recent notes: first, ...a slightly cloudy bottle; sweet, powerful, with enough tannin to cope with destructive cheeses and, the following day, noted again at a vertical tasting of St Vivants: almost sickly sweet nose, raspberry, rose-like fragrance; rich and heavenly flavour. The following month...exhuberantly flowery nose; very ripe, delicious. Most recently, now medium-deep, mature but healthy colour; fragrant, 'refined beetroot' nose; sweet, ripe, lovely flavour but still with quite a bite.
Features
Vintage 1966
Rating 90-94
Region Burgundy
Appellation Romanée Saint Vivant
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
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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