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The June 2022 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 6/23/2022 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #220. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée-Conti 2007

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 96 WA.
"I have never been treated to such a profusion of floral perfume from this legendary site as rose over the glass of 2007 Romanée-Conti. Hyacinth, rose, gladiola, and iris are underlain by scents of moss-covered, damp stone, wild ginger, and diverse tiny red fruits. 'Romanée-Conti c’est le nez,' remarks de Villaine of this almost ethereal Pinot. The contrast with the more fleshly La Tâche could not be more dramatic. But this doesn’t pull back on its silken-textured palate, either – far from it: along with persistent inner-mouth profusion of floral perfume come savory, irresistibly juicy raspberry and pomegranate as well as an impression of marrow-rich, multi-boned meat stock. A wafting, wave-like finish harbors the sort of exhilarating sheer refreshment one looks for in white wine, and a kaleidoscopic interchange of colorful floral, spice, fruit, carnal, and mineral elements such as few wines of any sort can deliver. Domaine de La Romanée-Conti director Aubert de Villaine perceives both the estate’s 2008 and 2007 collections as vins de garde, and I can’t argue with that assessment . . . . If the 2007s here were unusual for that vintage in the degree to which they gained stature in the course of elevage, such behavior was normal when it came to 2008, so that I was not surprised to hear de Villaine remark on a newfound degree of confidence in the stature of that collection. To an even greater degree than in most vintages, success in 2007 and 2008 came down to meticulousness at every stage; to quality of vine material; and to location, in all of which respects no estate in Burgundy has any advantage over the Domaine de La Romanée-Conti." Wine Advocate #189, Jun 2010
Provenance: The Méribel Cellar
Notes: Very lightly scuffed vintage neck tag, nicked, very lightly marked, and very lightly scuffed label, #01315.
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Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $25,000

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