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Lot #37. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée Conti 1990

Description: Consists of 7 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 99 AM.
Medium ruby color. Initially, this is aromatically tight and closed but after 2 hours, it absolutely explodes from the glass with a breathtaking panoply of Asian spices, exotic fruit aromas and a touch of earth followed by rich, lush, almost opulent flavors that melt in the mouth and coat the palate with a layer of velvet on the fantastically long finish. This is a dramatic wine in every sense of the word yet it's not at all showy but rather discreet and understated. I particularly like the sense of inner power and purity of expression and this is as good a post '45 RC as I ever hope to drink. It should last for another 50 years and if you ever have the chance, don't miss it! Allen Meadows, Jan 01, 2008
Notes: One lightly corroded, two lightly scuffed capsules, all cut and partially removed at base to reveal Domaine, vintage and vineyard branded corks, very lightly bin soiled, three very lightly marked, one lightly scuffed label, two nicked at edge, #611, 618, 620-21, 4408, 4410-11.
Estimate: £50,000


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