Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Richebourg Pinot Noir

9.824 ratings
9.711 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

I contributed this bottle, which had a seepage problem earlier in its life leaving a ~5.5cm ullage. Decanted and left to aerate and hour before heading to the shindig. Amber tawny color, translucent. A Wow! Nose from the get go. Bing cherry, framboise raspberries, rhubarb, rose petals, sweet red cherries. Exotic nose leads to a luscious experience as the wine is tasted. Sois bois. The wine peacocks over several hours of enjoyment. Great juice.

I contributed this bottle, which had a seepage problem earlier in its life leaving a ~5.5cm ullage. Decanted and left to aerate and hour before heading to the shindig. Amber tawny color, translucent. A Wow! Nose from the get go. Bing cherry, framboise raspberries, rhubarb, rose petals, sweet red cherries. Exotic nose leads to a luscious experience as the wine is tasted. Sois bois. The wine peacocks over several hours of enjoyment. Great juice.

Oct 11th, 2020
Mike Saviage

From an auction bottle that had a low fill and might have had some seepage in its past. Light amber color. Thin and translucent in the glass. At the start there is a huge sweetness from the nose of the bottle to the first pour in the glass. An exotic bouquet developed over the afternoon and evening as this gained weight from the air it took on. At the 5 hour mark it was rich in the mouth to go with the amazing complex bouquet it was giving off. Notes of sweet cherries, Asian spice, dry dirt and a little molasses. Was still riding high late into the evening, and everyone's views of the wine kept improving until the last pour. The next day the empty bottle still has the sweet complexity it had when opened.

From an auction bottle that had a low fill and might have had some seepage in its past. Light amber color. Thin and translucent in the glass. At the start there is a huge sweetness from the nose of the bottle to the first pour in the glass. An exotic bouquet developed over the afternoon and evening as this gained weight from the air it took on. At the 5 hour mark it was rich in the mouth to go with the amazing complex bouquet it was giving off. Notes of sweet cherries, Asian spice, dry dirt and a little molasses. Was still riding high late into the evening, and everyone's views of the wine kept improving until the last pour. The next day the empty bottle still has the sweet complexity it had when opened.

Jul 22nd, 2017
Doug Margerum

Took awhile to open up. Stunning.

Took awhile to open up. Stunning.

Jan 15th, 2017
Cameron Hobel

Owner/Winemaker Hobel Wine Works

9.1

A couple years ago we were at the top of the mountain with this wine... It bested La Tache. Now it still offers immense pleasure... The wine is dominated by stems, sandalwood, spices and the soft red fruit has faded. With food it fleshed out. Maybe not a perfect bottle? Or has it just started to fade.... 93 for the nose.... 88 for the palate and then it's DRC so round up!

A couple years ago we were at the top of the mountain with this wine... It bested La Tache. Now it still offers immense pleasure... The wine is dominated by stems, sandalwood, spices and the soft red fruit has faded. With food it fleshed out. Maybe not a perfect bottle? Or has it just started to fade.... 93 for the nose.... 88 for the palate and then it's DRC so round up!

Jan 16th, 2016
Jay Thomson

Owner Copain Winery & Punchdown Cellars

9.5

Happy to report this was showing really well.

Happy to report this was showing really well.

Apr 25th, 2015
Jay Thomson

Owner Copain Winery & Punchdown Cellars

10

After a couple minutes of a shaky start this blossomed into something extremely pretty

After a couple minutes of a shaky start this blossomed into something extremely pretty

Mar 15th, 2014
The Sorting Table

Best wine of the night! Super on every level.

Best wine of the night! Super on every level.

Nov 7th, 2015
Evandro Pereira

is there a way to rate it 11?

is there a way to rate it 11?

Jul 3rd, 2015
Marcio Morelli

Vintage: 1978

Vintage: 1978

Nov 8th, 2014
Paulo Pong

Amazing wine!

Amazing wine!

Mar 9th, 2014