1988 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • WS 92

Reviews for 1988 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1990
I have been telling people for years that this domaine's "best buy" if such a label can be applied here is the Grands Echezeaux. While it is not Romanee-Conti or La Tache it often comes very close to those two titans at a... I have been telling people for years that this domaine's "best buy" if such a label can be applied here is the Grands Echezeaux. While it is not Romanee-Conti or La Tache it often comes very close to those two titans at a fraction of the price. In 1988 it is fabulous. In fact my unedited tasting notes had the words "fabulous" in them twice and "awesome" once. It is decadently rich and spicy with an extraordinary perfume of violets gamey plum-like fruit toasty new oak and a finish that must last several minutes. It like the Echezeaux should not be consumed for at least 5 years and should easily last until 2010 or longer. The prices for the wines of the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti may be exorbitant but the quality of the wines produced in the eighties is truly remarkable. The 1988s are celestial wines selling at stratospheric prices. The 1988 production was twice what it was in 1987 but the same as in 1985. The 1988s are fuller-bodied deeper more concentrated wines than the superb 1987s and will need some time in the cellar to shed their generous amounts of tannin. The only vintage they can be favorably compared with is the 1985 vintage and the 1985s were a great deal more forward and flattering to taste when young. There is more depth in the 1988s than in the 1986s or even the superb 1980s (which turned out to be the finest wines made in that underrated vintage).
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 1991
Deep and concentrated with lots of smoky nutmeg and tea overtones to the core of plum and cherry flavor hinting at violet on the nose. Very firm and tannic; will need until 2000 to soften. Should age well. 1000 cases made.