Live Auction, 14 September 2019

Sold for

R 47 796
Domaine de la Romanee Conti; Richebourg; 1988; 1 (1 x 1); 750ml
Lot 200

Lot Estimate
R 40 000 - 50 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 47 796
Location
Item in Wine Storage
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About this Item

Richebourg, 1988
1 (1 x 1) 750ml
From generation to generation, guided by the relentless pursuit of excellence, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s mission is to make its Grands Crus the greatest in all of Burgundy. In 1869, renowned Burgundian oenologist Jacques-Marie Duvault acquired Romanée-Conti. Today, his descendants remain co-owners, while the domaine is managed by Aubert and Bertrand de Villaine. Henri-Frédéric Roch oversaw operations alongside Aubert until 2018 and his sudden passing. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti achieves the unparalleled quality of its wines by respecting the soil. The estate has been organic since the 1980s and biodynamic since 2007. Their rigorous policy of keeping yields as low as possible ensures incredible fruit concentration in their wines. Few would dispute that the wines of DRC are some of the world’s finest.
All the proceeds from this sale will be donated to sp(i)eel. sp(i)eel is a collective of arts therapists and community arts practitioners who share the vision of creating wider access to arts-based psychological and psycho-social practices for communities living with trauma. The funds raised will assist with the various projects in the winelands that aim to uplift communities through this inspirational therapy.

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Critics Ratings

Mature aromas of jam, spice and violets lead to amazingly powerful yet velvety medium-bodied flavors that are supported by firm but softening tannins which the extract buffers on the delicious, long and mouth-coating if ever-so-slightly warm finish. This mildly rustic effort has reached full maturity. Tasted multiple times with consistent notes. – Allen Meadows 93/100 (2017

Provenance

Wine Cellar


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