1989 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru
Burghound | Rating: 91Like most of the DRC '89s, this initially seemed as though it was in a time warp with virtually no discernable aromatic development but after 20 minutes or so of air, there are hints of secondary aromas, game, leather and spice. The flavors though are big, rich and intense, underpinned by surprisingly rustic tannins and offering fine length. This is a big wine for the vintage with plenty of character and ample structure that suggests it will require another 5 to 9 years to really be at its best. In sum, this is a fine if not exceptional vintage for this wine yet there is still good upside potential.Author: Allen Meadows
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90Tight and firm, with a narrow but complex band of cherry, plum and spice flavors that are closed and unyielding now. Firmly tannic on the finish, but needs until 1995 to show its best.Issue: Oct 31, 1992
Vinous | Rating: 97The 2015 Richebourg Grand Cru was picked at 24.34hl/ha on 8 and 9 September. I fully agree with Aubert de Villaine who told me that the Richebourg vineyard has really stepped up a gear in recent years. This is very complex, profound even, a deep well of red berry fruit, crushed flowers, iris and wet loamy soil. The palate is medium-bodied with lithe tannins that disguise the arching structured underneath. There is enormous depth and persistence to this Richebourg and yet the finish is balletic in poise with an extraordinarily persistence, slightly saline on the aftertaste. Magnificent. Tasted at Corney & Barrow’s annual in bottle tasting in London.Drink Dates: 2025 - 2060Author: Neal MartinIssue: Apr 2018
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) is Burgundy's most famous estate, producing all grand cru wines from 25 hectares of vines. The wines are made in extremely limited quantities and generate some of the highest prices on the market. DRC produces the grands crus Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Grands Échezeaux, Échezeaux, and Montrachet, of which both Romanée Conti and La Tâche are monopoles.
Co-proprietor Aubert de Villaine has farmed the vineyards organically since 1986 and has adhered to traditional, natural winemaking practices. Only natural yeasts are used, and aging is done in 100% new oak. The wines are characterized by finesse, balance, and refinement. They clearly reflect a sense of place and have the ability to age while increasing in both character and value.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 119 bottles owned
- 37 collectors