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2002 Gros Frere et Soeur - Richebourg

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / VOSNE-ROMANEE
  • 95 WA
  • 87 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 57564-2002-3000-2B
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    An aromatic, flamboyant style, showing enough silky cherry and spice notes to match its medium weight and noticeable tannins. Also a hint of funk, and the finish is dry. 35 cases imported.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Burghound | Rating: 91

    As is typical with the Gros F&S wines the high toast wood is still evident on the now almost fully mature nose that features notes of various spice elements, Asian-style tea, floral and dark berry fruit scents. There is a lovely sense of vibrancy to the round and velvety medium-bodied flavors that exude a subtle minerality that continues onto the lingering finish. This is not an especially dense, muscular or powerful version of the appellation and I would describe this as having arrived on the front edge of its peak drinkability. My sense is that this should hold at this level for at least another decade. In short, this is a perfectly good but not truly distinguished Richebourg.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    Medium red. Highly perfumed, ineffably complex aromas of strawberry, currant, bacon fat, cocoa powder, gunflint, coffee and smoked meat. Dense, sappy and wonderfully intense, with exhilarating flavors of smoked meat, spices, minerals and underbrush. Conveys a powerful impression of soil tones. Builds almost freakishly on the back end, finishing with a kick of spice and a flavor of pink peppercorn. A wonderfully suave, extremely long Richebourg that offers great early appeal but has the spine to develop in bottle for 10 or 15 years. -Stephen Tanzer
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2002 Richebourg has a strong ruby color and reveals magnificent aromatic depth. Its candied red cherry, sassafras and cola scents lead to a medium-bodied core of cassis, blackberries, spices, and cherries galore. Silky-textured, deep, and holding much in reserve, this concentrated, elegant wine also displays an exceptionally long finish.
    Author: Pierre Rovani
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  • The Gros family has interwoven itself so well into the Vosne-Romanee commune that it is a project in itself just to keep track of the various branches. However, this particular branch is run by Bernard Gros and his wines, in comparison to the other Gros domains, have a youthful exuberance and slightly greater flavor and texture profile. They have a grip and depth that appeal to those who prefer a bit of "tangible" substance to their Burgundy.

    See other similar producers:Domaine Arlaud,Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue,Domaine Denis Mortet

    Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 400 bottles owned
    • 78 collectors