Wine Advocate | Rating: 97Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. This 1999 Richebourg Grand Cru is a bit like a great athlete, one who really shows its class against stiff opposition, here in the form of 18 other Richebourg! It follows the same thread as the imperial 1999 La Tache. It has been blessed with a sensational nose that boasts quite astonishing delineation and precision, fabulous mineralite. The aromatics are far more detailed and enthralling than the 2007 tasted alongside. The palate is beautifully structured, virtually symmetrical with filigree tannin, with a gentle crescendo in the mouth towards an effervescent finish with hints of orange peel. Simply effortless. Reviewed: November, 2015Drink Dates: 2015-2040Author: Neal MartinIssue: Interim - November 2015
Burghound | Rating: 96This hasn't budged much since it was bottled and remains almost opaque with a notably ripe and gorgeously multidimensional nose of black cherries, spice and earth. The broad-shouldered and impressively scaled medium-weight-plus flavors are bold and overtly muscular while the finish retains a sense of robust power and stunning length. At age 17 the '99 Richebourg is clearly signaling that it's going to require 20 to 25 years to really be at its peak. At the same time, there is sufficient mid-palate sap to at least make it approachable sooner, perhaps in seven to 10 years. In my view 1999 is one of the great vintages for this fabled wine. Many, and consistent, notes save for one bottle that displayed an annoying amount of brett. Reviewed: April, 2017Drink Dates: 2024+Author: Allen Meadows
Vinous | Rating: 97
The 1999 Richebourg Grand Cru is a wine that I have tasted twice before. Here it retains that incredible, intense bouquet with dark cherry, crushed stone and mulberry, endowed with astounding mineralité, as if the terroir simply cannot be contained. The palate is tensile and youthful considering it is no longer a young pip, effortlessly combining the power you demand from a Richebourg and the elegance given by the winemaking. There is that crescendo that distinguishes the finest red burgundy and this is certainly from the top drawer. You can see this cruising at high altitude for many years. Tasted at the 1999 DRC dinner. Reviewed: April, 2018Drink Dates: 2025-2060Author: Neal Martin
Self | Rating: 100Author: dave1161
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
- 827 bottles owned
- 126 collectors
- Average collector rating: 100
(Out of 126 collectors)