DRC Romanée Conti 1985
Romanee-Conti is a Grand Cru vineyard site (and corresponding appellation) of the Cote de Nuits sub-region of Burgundy. One of six Grand Cru sites in the village of Vosne-Romanee, the vineyard is the only one to be bordered on all sides by other Grand Crus.
The vineyard was originally part of a larger site known by its 17th-century owners (the de Croonembourg family) as La Romanee. The -Conti suffix was appended when the Prince of Conti - a cousin of King Louis XV - acquired the land a century later. It is claimed that the Prince reserved the wines from this vineyard exclusively for his own personal consumption, and sold only the wines from the neighboring La Tache vineyard.