1998 DRC - Richebourg 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Nuits - Vosne Romanee | Grand Cru/ Red / Pinot Noir   |     Watch

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Burghound | Rating: 93

Extremely primary, mostly red fruits with a trace of cassis and earth notes followed by full-bodied flavors underpinned by ripe tannins wrapped in sap and this is really quite concentrated and very intense. In particular, the finish displays outstanding length and superb acid/fruit balance. With air this becomes beautifully perfumed, indeed almost opulent, quite pure and fine. To be sure, this is still amply structured and a touch austere but not hard and it continues to display great potential.

Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: Archive

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

Very good deep red-ruby. Pungent, expressive aromas of raspberry, black cherry, redcurrant, espresso and bitter chocolate. Very rich, sappy and deep, with chewy extract and lovely vinosity. Possible to taste right now owing to its sheer harmoniousness. Juicy framing acidity gives clarity to the flavors. Finishes very long and strong, with building but ripe tannins. This will benefit from eight to ten years of bottle aging but should be superb.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 95

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Average rating: 93, based on 2 reviews
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464 bottles owned by 110 collectors.

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About This Producer


Domaine de la Romanee 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 grand crus Romanee Conti, La Tache, Richebourg, Romanee Saint Vivant, Grands Echezeaux, Echezeaux and Montrachet, of which both Romanee Conti and La Tache are monopoles.

Aubert de Villiane has farmed the vineyards organically since 1986 and 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 directly reflect their sense of place and have the ability to age while increasing in both character and value.

See other similar producers: Domaine Henri Jayer, Domaine Armand Rousseau, Domaine Gerard Raphet

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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