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The July 2019 Distinguished Cellar Auction, Part II

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Auction Ends: 7/11/2019 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #73. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grands Echézeaux 2001

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 97 DC.
"This may be blasphemy (even if confirmed by a certain Monsieur De Villaine) but I think this is, the monopoles aside, the most expressive wine of the domaine and the best Burgundy of this cru. In a ‘classic’ year, it has the color you would expect from a great Pinot Noir that has bottle-aged properly: an intact red with an orange edge. The ethereal scents recall the Orient and the aromatic profile fluctuates between acute and reflective notes with the citrus appearing and disappearing, while the spice component is always there but changing and the fruit is still crispy and intense. When you taste the wine you understand why this Domaine is so important, great and legendary. The mouthfeel is almost meaty, with silky and lively tannins and an unending persistence." Daniele Cernilli, DoctorWine.it, Jul 2016
Provenance: The Aérostat Cellar
Notes: Very lightly scuffed capsule, marked, lightly scuffed, nicked label, #00712.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $1,600

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