Burghound | Rating: 92An expressive nose amply reflects the ripeness of the '97 vintage with its floral and spicy black berry fruit aromas that are both elegant and refined while transitioning into rich, sweet and full-bodied flavors that possess good muscle and solid if not sensational depth and length. In sum, this is a quality '97 that should benefit from another 5 or so years in the cellar.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 1st Quarter, 2008
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90Deep red. Very sweet, spicy aromas of cherry, raspberry, caramel and vanilla. Brighter and fresher in the mouth; shows the thickness of the vintage but with very good clarity of flavor. Firmly structured and long. This will go truffley with bottle aging.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2000
Wine Spectator | Rating: 78Disappointing. Smells a bit mature, with a firm tannic backbone. Some wet underbrush and mushroom in the aromas, and a stewed-fruit flavor. Flabby on the heavy finish. 1,015 cases made.Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93The ruby-colored 1997 Richebourg is big and flavorful. Its rose, violet, talcum powder, and crushed berry-scented nose leads to a boisterous, dense personality. Medium-to-full-bodied and loaded with spices freshly ground black pepper, and blackberries, this is a deeply ripe, expressive wine.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 90Hugely disappointing.Author: Stephen G41
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
- 350 bottles owned
- 59 collectors
- Average collector rating: 90
(Out of 59 collectors)