1990 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Richebourg Grand Cru

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • BH 95
  • JG 94

Reviews for 1990 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Richebourg Grand Cru

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2002
The DRC produced splendid wines in 1990 and the Richebourg is close to reaching its plateau of maturity. A dark ruby color reveals lightening at the edge. The stunning aromatics offer intense aromas of spring flowers... The DRC produced splendid wines in 1990 and the Richebourg is close to reaching its plateau of maturity. A dark ruby color reveals lightening at the edge. The stunning aromatics offer intense aromas of spring flowers black fruits licorice and toasty new oak. Fleshy and medium to full-bodied with a velvety-textured palate and sweet fruit this smoky rich complex red Burgundy can be drunk now and over the next decade.
BH 95
Burghound - Burghound, August 2011
(with gratitude to Bruce Khouri; noted as Jéroboam > 00004 on the label). Other than being notably more youthful the note from 750 ml (see herein) is actually appropriate for the jero and I repeat it here: The ripe and... (with gratitude to Bruce Khouri; noted as Jéroboam > 00004 on the label). Other than being notably more youthful the note from 750 ml (see herein) is actually appropriate for the jero and I repeat it here: The ripe and still admirably fresh and bright blackberry fruit aromas now evidence noticeable secondary character plus gorgeous spice nuances that continue onto the focused opulent and serious big-bodied flavors that possess superb finishing complexity and persistence. There is still some tannic structure to resolve though this has excellent density of extract and impeccable balance that will permit this impressive effort to live for another 50 years (particularly in this very large format bottle).
JG 94
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, January 2015
The 1990 Richebourg from DRC is another excellent example of the vintage, but the ripeness of the year here has given the wine a more advanced profile than many of the other wines from the domaine in this vintage. The... The 1990 Richebourg from DRC is another excellent example of the vintage, but the ripeness of the year here has given the wine a more advanced profile than many of the other wines from the domaine in this vintage. The bouquet is deep and beautiful in its mélange of raspberries, red plums, venison, coffee, woodsmoke, spice tones, a bit of acorn and a lovely soil signature that is already getting quite autumnal and redolent of fallen leaves. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and again, quite broad-shouldered, with a plump core, fine complexity and length and a very long, modestly tannic and well-balanced finish. Good juice in a vintage that seems tailor-made for this cru.