Allen Meadows – Burghound
Obviously mature and attractively spicy pinot aromas that are essentially clean with no obvious traces of rot introduce round, rich and deep middle weight , moderately structured flavors that deliver real complexity and fine length with a trace of finishing dryness. This is really quite good if not spectacular in the context of the vintage. (2/1995)
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 1983 vintage for Domaine de la Romanee-Conti was a very tough year. First there was hail, then the advent of rot in August thanks to the tropical heat and humidity. When the harvest occurred, the Domaine instructed its pickers to pick the grapes, not the grape bunches, by hand and to discard all of the rotten grapes. The results are splendidly concentrated, rich wines, but wines that are extremely expensive and need at least a decade of cellaring. (RP) (1/1990)
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is unquestionably Burgundy’s most famous estate, and among serious oenophiles, it may be the most famous wine estate in the world. Its Grand Cru Pinot Noirs and one Chardonnay regularly command some of the highest prices for any wine produced anywhere in the world, and according to many reviewers the wines are generally celestial. Though its history is complicated, the domaine is now owned by several long-time Burgundy families, with some owners holding just a very few shares. The 62.5 acres of vineyard owned by the domaine are planted to Pinot Noir and a small amount of Chardonnay. The wines produced are Grands Echezeaux, Echezeaux, Romanee-St.-Vivant, Montrachet, Richebourg, Romanee-Conti, and La Tache. Of the Pinot Noirs, the rarest is the Romanee-Conti, with an annual production of only 450 cases. The most plentiful, theoretically, is La Tache, produced in quantities of about 1,900 cases annually.
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
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Overall outstanding condition. Minor capsule damage as show in the photos.
Bottle and label have been carefully examined and authenticated.