1985 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Richebourg Grand Cru

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WA 96

Reviews for 1985 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Richebourg Grand Cru

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1993
The Richebourg is enormous in an old heavyweight style. It is a tannic relatively closed wine with a broodingly deep color and sensational depth and length. It would be a crime to drink it before 1992-1995 and it will... The Richebourg is enormous in an old heavyweight style. It is a tannic relatively closed wine with a broodingly deep color and sensational depth and length. It would be a crime to drink it before 1992-1995 and it will last two decades. This fabled estate has had a brilliant track record since 1978. Lalou Bize-Leroy and Aubert de Villaine seem to have everything tightly within their grasps so it is unlikely that some of the lapses in quality control that occurred previously will resurface. I am sure they still cannot understand why their estate is so frequently singled out for malicious attacks but no one should have any trouble appreciating the domaine's 1985s which are their best wines in decades even surpassing their sensational 1978s. The problem is coming up with the cash to finance them. The wines aged in 100% new oak are never filtered.