Tasting Notes

The 2015 Richebourg Grand Cru comes from a parcel sandwiched in between Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (ask a winemaker and their vines are always located next to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, though in this case it is true.) The bouquet takes five to ten minutes to unfurl, more powerful than the Romanée Saint Vivant, the fruit a little darker with a subtle floral aspect. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, layers of pure red and black fruit, outstanding mineralité and tension with a crescendo towards its regal finish that lingers long in the mouth. It will not be as approachable as the Romanée-Saint-Vivant, but it will easily give 30+ years of untrammeled drinking pleasure. Neal Martin