2006 - Grands Echézeaux Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée Conti
09A6GEDRC3PK _ 2006 - Grands Echézeaux Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée Conti - 3x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
Region
Grands Echézeaux
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2020 - 2035
Case size
3x75cl

2006 GRANDS ECHÉZEAUX GRAND CRU DOMAINE DE LA ROMANÉE CONTI - 3x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
Region
Grands Echézeaux
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2020 - 2035
Case size
3x75cl

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Tasting Notes

  • BURG1

    Burghound, January 2008,
    Score: 92-94

    As it usually is relative to the Echézeaux, the restrained nose is distinctly more reserved but classier with a wonderfully intense and layered nose that offers up a variety of spice notes, including anise, clove and soy that can also be found on the pure and sleekly muscled flavors that possess real drive, indeed this does a slow but sure build from the mid-palate on through the explosive finish. This is an interesting wine in that the natural robustness of a fine GE is present but the natural elegance of the vintage tames it somewhat and one could quite accurately describe the '06 GE as robustly elegant and not be wrong. Despite the elegance, this will need plenty of cellar time. Drink: 2012+.Notes: from 55+ year old vines.Comments: don't miss!

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2009,
    Score: 94

    As it usually is relative to the Echézeaux, the restrained nose is distinctly more reserved but classier with a wonderfully intense and layered nose that is more floral still while offering up a variety of spice notes, including anise, clove and soy that can also be found on the pure and sleekly muscled flavors that possess real drive, indeed this does a slow but sure build from the mid-palate on through the explosive finish. This is an interesting wine in that the natural robustness of a fine GE is present but the natural elegance of the vintage tames it somewhat and one could quite accurately describe the '06 GE as robustly elegant yet distinctly understated and not be wrong. Despite the elegance, this will need plenty of cellar time.

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Producer

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

Co-owned by the Villaine and the Leroy/Roch families, this historic domaine in the Côtes de Nuits produces arguably the world’s greatest wine and has become the standard against which all others are judged. It is named after its flagship vineyard, the famous monopole La Romanee-Contée which was first planted by the monks from the Abbaye de Saint Vivant in the Middle Ages and came into the possession of the Prince of Conti in 1760 who kept the wines solely for his own private consumption. The vines were replanted in 1947 and before that remained untouched since pre-phylloxera days. The domaine acquired its other monopole, La Tâche in 1933 and also built up significant holdings in other grand cru vineyards over the 19th and 20th century such as Richebourg, Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Grands Echézeaux, Echézeaux and Le Montrachet. Incredibly, all the wines produced by Domaine de la Romanée-Conti are from vineyards classified as Grand Cru, the highest designation available in Burgundy.

Region

Grands Echézeaux

One of two Grand Crus within the Flagey-Echezeaux area right in the heart of the Cote de Nuits. Much more compact and homogenous than the neighbouring Echezeaux, the Grands Echézeaux vineyards are owned by around twenty producers - very modest in Burgundian terms. The most celebrated producers include Domaines de la Romanee Conti, d'Eugenie and Mongeard-Mugneret. These fine wines are richly complex yet balanced and have enormous ageing potential.