05-13-2010 05-13-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2503 Boston
May 13, 2010 6:00PMCalender

Domaine de la Romanee Conti 2000 Assortment Case

Auction: Fine Wines - 2503 Location: Boston Date / Time: May 13, 2010 6:00PM


Domaine de la Romanee Conti 2000 Assortment Case
Cote de Nuits
banded prior to inpsection
Echezeaux (bottle nos. 00859, 00860)
Grands Echezeaux
(bottles nos. 00859, 00860)
La Tache (bottle nos. 00952, 00953, 00954)
Richebourg (bottle nos. 00829, 00830)
Romanee Conti (bottle no. 00310 )
Romanee St. Vivant (bottle nos. 00919, 00920)

La Tache - " Quite deeply colored with the classic La Tâche nose of dried rose petals plus a fantastic array of aromas and spices too numerous to even try to describe that lead to fine, detailed and beautifully textured flavors and terrific length. This is not a La Tâche for the ages as it simply doesn't have the structure and density to enable it to age for two decades or more but it is remarkably complex and has sneaky finishing intensity. I like this a lot for its superb style, grace and penetrating minerality but those who expect the usual level of power and structure won't find it in the 2000. This is actually approachable now though it should age for at least two decades simply on the incredible balance that it displays. A terrific effort for the vintage but this clearly does not have the freshness and precision of the 2001." Burghound, 94 pts, 01/04
Romane Conti - "Brooding, backward and quite a bit more reserved and less expressive with subtly spicy black fruit aromas trimmed by a subtle hint of oak and followed by restrained, pure, gorgeously sappy and harmonious, completely seductive flavors that offer the best delineation of any of these wines. This is extraordinarily fine and detailed with length that lasts and lasts. Though this will undoubtedly add weight and complexity, it will likely always be understated and refined rather than powerful. This is a simply sublime combination of spice, silk and velvet delivered in a perfect sphere of impeccable balance. Incredible by any standard but especially so for the vintage and clearly the best of these 2000s. Burghound, 95 pts. 01/04
12 bottles (owc)
Estimate $10,000-15,000