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2008 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru

  • 96 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 95 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 57601-2008

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  • Burghound | Rating: 95

    A slightly less elegant but more complex nose that is very pinot with a superb range of spice and fruit elements woven into the aromatic framework but the primary non-fruit nuance is a very distinctive rose petal character that gives way to detailed, pure and vibrant broad-shouldered flavors that drive home to an explosive, powerful and tautly muscled finish. Like the Grands Ech, this is very primary and backward at present and the component pieces, particularly the tannic spine, have not yet completely harmonized yet it's not hard to imagine that this should be very impressive in time..lots of time that is.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 19

    Bright pinky ruby. Sweetly fragrant red fruit with a touch of citrus brightness. Wild strawberry rather than red cherry, light stemmy note. Wonderful depth and intensity of perfumed fruit on the mid palate. Deep and rich and utterly refined. Velvety but fully structured tannins. Quite resilient and immensely fresh, almost juicy at the very end with a luxurious spicy warmth to finish. (JH)
    Author: Julia Harding MW
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Flattering, this is a charmer, with plenty of flesh and generosity surrounding a core of cherry and floral notes. Offers structure and concentration, with a long finish of sweet fruit.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Good medium red. Black raspberry, violet and a suggestion of dusty minerality on the nose. Dense, lush and chewy, but higher-pitched and less expressive today than the RSV. Smooth, rich, highly concentrated flavors of purple fruits and licorice. Finishes broad, saline and very long.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2011
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2008 Richebourg sweeps across the palate with a breathtaking combination of elegance and power. It is a huge wine that boasts tons of mineral-driven, pointed fruit with more than enough depth to fill out its broad shoulders. All of the elements build gracefully towards the intense, taut finish. The Richebourg is likely to require considerable patience.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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  • 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

    • 385 bottles owned
    • 55 collectors