Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Richebourg Grand Cru 2014
The Richebourg is the most overtly structured of the Domaine’s 2015s, revealing a pretty bouquet of wild strawberry, spice, licorice and creamy new oak. On the palate the wine is rich and ample, with an authoritative and powerful structural chassis of fine-grained but firm tannins and taut, juicy acidity; there is a great deal of volume and depth to clothe these sturctural elements but this wine will clearly need time. Harvested 20 and 21 September.
Taster: William Kelley
Very spicy at first but then delicious red fruit notes appear. A wine of immediate appeal and ageworthiness with a lovely velvety texture and a savoury finish. (95/100pts)
Taster: Gérard Basset OBE MW MS (en primeur)