Robert Parker 95
Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Richebourg Grand Cru has a very expressive bouquet, complex with wild strawberry, red plum and clove aromas, beautifully defined and intense. The oak is seamlessly integrated here. The palate is very well balanced with smooth tannin, sensual and caressing with a long tail on the finish. Before its identity was revealed I thought it might be the Richebourg from Lamarche. Whatever — it is a very impressive and utterly delicious, supremely well-made wine of which the domaine should be proud. Tasted September 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2045
The 2013 Richebourg Grand Cru is a wonderful wine. Here it has a superb, quite aristocratic bouquet with wild strawberry, crushed stone, clove and just a subtle marine tincture. It just seems to "grow" in stature. The palate is extremely well balanced with firm backbone, great density with a muscular, quite grippy finish. It just gives you everything you want from a Richebourg. Tasted at Goedhuis & Co.’s annual Burgundy tasting in London.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2045