Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Richebourg Pinot Noir

9.616 ratings
9.410 pro ratings
Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Tawny color with clear rims. Amazing, sweet nose. Notes of sour cherry, asian spice, mocha, sois bois, dark earth and some salt. Hearty in the mouth. Great structure. Debate ensues about the age of the wine, and my guess is 90 Dujac CdlR. Tells you how good this ~50 year old juice is. Got better over the night. Peacocks and prances about. Can still smell this the next day.

Tasted blind. Tawny color with clear rims. Amazing, sweet nose. Notes of sour cherry, asian spice, mocha, sois bois, dark earth and some salt. Hearty in the mouth. Great structure. Debate ensues about the age of the wine, and my guess is 90 Dujac CdlR. Tells you how good this ~50 year old juice is. Got better over the night. Peacocks and prances about. Can still smell this the next day.

Jun 12th, 2022
Mike Saviage

M’s bday dinner (7/12). Tasted blind. Bright tawny color. Has good weight but suspect it’s older. Exotic powerful nose. Everyone smiles, this is special. Notes of red cherries, Asian spice, rose petals and dark earth. Flamboyant in the mouth. “Amazing” underlined 2x in my notes. Memorable. We started enjoying this after 4 hours of air was given to it and even 3 hours after that this was still singing. Guessed 69 La Tache. This ended up being my favorite wine of the evening. The emotional impact was more than the other 2 slightly older DRCs. There was a long, mixed debate on this though.

M’s bday dinner (7/12). Tasted blind. Bright tawny color. Has good weight but suspect it’s older. Exotic powerful nose. Everyone smiles, this is special. Notes of red cherries, Asian spice, rose petals and dark earth. Flamboyant in the mouth. “Amazing” underlined 2x in my notes. Memorable. We started enjoying this after 4 hours of air was given to it and even 3 hours after that this was still singing. Guessed 69 La Tache. This ended up being my favorite wine of the evening. The emotional impact was more than the other 2 slightly older DRCs. There was a long, mixed debate on this though.

May 27th, 2019
Mark Oldman

DRC Richebourg 1971, in jeroboam: fully mature, but incredibly still fresh and vibrant and concentrated, with serious complexity, highlighted by notes of soy sauce and dueling sensations of cedar and forest floor. This bright, medium-to-full bodied star didn’t fade over the 90 minutes of dinner, and its finish trailed off into a seeming eternity. A top 5 wine of my life.

DRC Richebourg 1971, in jeroboam: fully mature, but incredibly still fresh and vibrant and concentrated, with serious complexity, highlighted by notes of soy sauce and dueling sensations of cedar and forest floor. This bright, medium-to-full bodied star didn’t fade over the 90 minutes of dinner, and its finish trailed off into a seeming eternity. A top 5 wine of my life.

Jul 14th, 2017
Bethany D'Meza

Once again 71 riche came out ahead of 71 tache. The wine kept opening. Luscious fruit that was secondary but still with a lot of power

Once again 71 riche came out ahead of 71 tache. The wine kept opening. Luscious fruit that was secondary but still with a lot of power

Apr 10th, 2015
Amy Currens

Sommelier/Wine Director FarmShop

9.1

Went through phases from amazing to subdued. Tasted at 4 different times from 11am to 7pm. Amazing flight of 8 vintages from '71 to 2010

Went through phases from amazing to subdued. Tasted at 4 different times from 11am to 7pm. Amazing flight of 8 vintages from '71 to 2010

Mar 31st, 2014
John Van Trijp

Oh boy......what can i say....is this a turning point in my life....???.....i hate pinot noir.....there is missing something all the time....and now...this evening....in Düsseldorf Gernany...everything blind.....wooow....out of this world....that colour...no please....help....it can’t be......demasqué.....f..ck! It is.....pinot noir....Burgundy....perfect score.....it happened.....

Oh boy......what can i say....is this a turning point in my life....???.....i hate pinot noir.....there is missing something all the time....and now...this evening....in Düsseldorf Gernany...everything blind.....wooow....out of this world....that colour...no please....help....it can’t be......demasqué.....f..ck! It is.....pinot noir....Burgundy....perfect score.....it happened.....

Aug 21st, 2019
Ron Siegel

La Paulee Gala Dinner. Killer wine!!

La Paulee Gala Dinner. Killer wine!!

Mar 12th, 2017
Joe Cracco

Only a sip, but surreal. Muscular red cherry earth and leather with almost a toasted coffee nose. Bust silky and luscious. And still plenty of acid. Bar set very high. 1971 vintage.

Only a sip, but surreal. Muscular red cherry earth and leather with almost a toasted coffee nose. Bust silky and luscious. And still plenty of acid. Bar set very high. 1971 vintage.

Apr 15th, 2015
Alex Moha

Ok it was not today but I drank this one and it is one of my best wine memories

Ok it was not today but I drank this one and it is one of my best wine memories

Dec 16th, 2013
Matt Duncan

Matt had this 3 years ago

Matt had this 3 years ago

Sep 1st, 2019