2005 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Richebourg Grand Cru

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 1.5L
  • BH 97
  • WA 95
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 2005 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Richebourg Grand Cru

BH 97
Burghound - Burghound, April 2015
Initially this was quite firmly reduced though after 15 minutes or so of aeration, vigorous swirling coaxes ripe but fresh and superbly elegant and pure aromas that are wonderfully broad and include red, black, blue and... Initially this was quite firmly reduced though after 15 minutes or so of aeration, vigorous swirling coaxes ripe but fresh and superbly elegant and pure aromas that are wonderfully broad and include red, black, blue and violet aromas as well as seemingly a full cupboard of Asian spices. The robust and extremely rich, full-bodied and naturally sweet flavors that are quite floral in the mouth culminate in a detailed and hugely long finish where the tannic spine is firm but not hard or unduly rigid. In the same fashion as many of the top 2005s today, this is years away from being ready for prime time and it’s definitely a wine to leave buried in the back of your cellar but when this is finally ready it's going to be brilliant. 2030+
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2007
The 2005 Richebourg suggests lightly cooked cherry lilies and vanilla-chocolate pot de creme coming onto the palate with a gentle wave of creamy fruit almost shockingly open-knit and youthfully generous. Low-toned... The 2005 Richebourg suggests lightly cooked cherry lilies and vanilla-chocolate pot de creme coming onto the palate with a gentle wave of creamy fruit almost shockingly open-knit and youthfully generous. Low-toned richness of salted beef broth and a hint of wet stone add hints of gravitas but despite ample (refined) tannins there is nothing to restrain a veritable gushing of ripe juicy sweet finishing fruit. This might close up for a time but these early indications suggest one ought to revisit it in 3-5 years and expect it to offer much earlier enjoyment than the Grands-Echezeaux or Romanee-St.-Vivant.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2008
Bright ruby-red. Quite closed on the nose hinting at dark cherry chocolate and mocha. Then ripe sweet and voluptuous in the mouth with a thick texture leavened by harmonious acidity and lifted by sexy spices and flowers... Bright ruby-red. Quite closed on the nose hinting at dark cherry chocolate and mocha. Then ripe sweet and voluptuous in the mouth with a thick texture leavened by harmonious acidity and lifted by sexy spices and flowers. This currently conveys a drier impression and comes off as more aggressive than the RSV which is more likeable today. My sample appears to be slightly muted by some sulfur. Best today on the very long finish which features big but thoroughly buffered tannins. This will need at least 15 years of aging.