Romanée-Conti – The World’s Most Fabled Wine


by Richard Olney, Rizzoli, 1995. A nearly-new, bright copy. It’s an indispensable book for anyone who appreciates great wines — although most wine lovers will never taste it because of its scarcity (only 6,000 bottles a year, parceled out worldwide), rarity (the older vintages are harder to find than hen’s teeth) and price (even a current vintage will be hundreds of dollars a bottle). As one wine writer described it, “the wine of millionaires is now destined to be drunk only by billionaires.”

“A fabulous thing – mysterious, sensuous, transcendental, the greatest wine in the Dukedom of Burgundy” is the author’s first sentence in the book. He doesn’t let you down for 184 pages, exploring the archival history and viticulture of the very small patch of hillside on which the vines grow, back through centuries through previously unpublished sources dating back hundreds of years.

Condition: As I said, near-new: VG++/VG++.

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