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 Vintage1971 Label 1 of 42 
TypeRed
ProducerDomaine de la Romanée-Conti (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryFrance
RegionBurgundy
SubRegionCôte de Nuits
AppellationRichebourg Grand Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 1985 and 2021 (based on 1 user opinion)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See DRC Richebourg on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 94.7 pts. and median of 95 pts. in 12 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by johnh1001 on 4/6/2014 & rated 95 points: Paris Club dinner with JK (Chicago): This started out a little subdued and slightly funky, but over a couple hours kept getting better. My last sip was the best. Once it opened, elegant red fruit, dried roses, spice and a potpourri of other nuances on the nose. Fresh and lively on the palate with nice energy and grip on the finish. The complex delicacy of this wine was quite an intellectual experience. (1371 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 4/3/2014 & rated 96 points: Eight (Not Angry) Men Drinking Great Wine (Paris Club - Chicago IL): Great color, 2cm ullage. Open 1 hour before serving. Cork ever-so-slightly protruded, very soaked through (thank you, Durand). Started slightly musty and almost a little muddy. Within 15 minutes, fruit started getting more fresh, baking spice emerged with depth and an intensity that expanded over the next couple of hours. Kept getting better. My very last taste (at 2+ hours in glass) seemed slightly muddy, but I think I had just poured myself the dregs from the last of the bottle. (2327 views)
 Tasted by -E- on 12/21/2013 & rated 95 points: @ Bagatelle 21.12.13 (Oslo): Klar, dyp rød med svakt falmet kant og hint av oransje toner.
Dyp, floral, mørk og elegant rødbærdreven nese med milde toner av skogbunn, roseblader og tobakk.
Bløt, klar og frisk frukt med en slank og transparent eleganse. Tørr og frisk. Spiss syre. Fruktig utgang med svakt bitre toner av nype og tobakk.
Perfekt moden nå. (2134 views)
 Tasted by steinersing on 3/2/2012 & rated 95 points: Rare Wine Dinner - quick impressions: Fresh, almost exotic in its complexity, long, beautiful bottle. (5104 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 2/22/2012 & rated 95 points: Legends Dinner at La Paulee de San Francisco (Napa Valley Reserve - St. Helena CA): Nose starts with great red fruit, then Asian spice, followed by fresh mushroom aromas. Similar on palate with a great combination of flavors, supported wonderfully by lots of structure. Long and textured. This is an incredibly elegant wine. (5450 views)
 Tasted by jamiekutch on 3/15/2010: Rich and dark. The most powerful of the wines with deeper tannins, aromatic intensity, a longer / longest palate feel. The Richebourg terroir shows through. (4563 views)
 Tasted by Wim de Leeuw on 2/7/2009 & rated 87 points: 1971 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg (Frankrijk, Bourgogne, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru) Kleur: Fluwelig bruinrood Aroma / bouquet: Overrijpe aardbeien, aards en gronderig, subtiel hout / vanille, leer, zacht-kruidig, kwetsbaar, super-fragiel: sterft in het glas (binnen 10 minuten). Smaak / Afdronk: Verrassend vol en krachtig, zuren verrassend krachtig, wel en ietsje te alcoholisch. Boterzachte tannines. Indrukwekkende lengte. Algemeen / potentieel: Fragiel in de neus maar wel super interessant. Smaak staat nog volop overeind. Wel 'haastig genieten'. 50 + Kleur: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 9 + Smaak / Afdronk: 14 + Algemeen / potentieel: 9 = 87/100 (3762 views)
 Tasted by winefool on 3/1/2006 & rated 96 points: (from Jeroboam) Bright crystal crimson. Absolutely wonderful pinot aroma - lovely! Super rich ripe complex red fruit with bracing acidity to support it. Among the best burgundies I've had to date! 3/06 (3988 views)
 Tasted by 83AJ on 2/5/2006 & rated 95 points: Lighter on the nose then in the past with a 30 second finish. Bric color, flavors from ever corner. no need to decant. (2482 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 3/5/2005 & rated 98 points: Grand Cru Burgundy 1920-1971 (University Club - Chicago IL): From jeroboam. Incredible nose of rose petals, cinnamon, nutmeg, and concentrated mushrooms along with persistent red fruit. Red fruit leads the charge on the palate, equally matched with classic sous bois and good spice. Everything seems in perfect harmony with this wine right now. Crisp acidity comes out on the very long finish adding even more texture. Certainly my favorite wine tonight in an amazing lineup. Quite possibly the best wine I have ever had. (3199 views)

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By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 4/1/2015, Issue #58 (4/1/2015)
(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Richebourg Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, La Festa del Barolo 2015 (Apr 2015) (2/1/2015)
(Domaine De La Romanée-conti Richebourg Grand Cru) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, October 2011, Issue #44
(Mixed 1971 Reds Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound (4/29/2011)
(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound (11/18/2008)
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By Allen Meadows
Burghound (10/21/2005)
(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Bonus Articles, Richebourg Tasting (July 2003)
(Richebourg- Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (served from magnum)) Login and sign up and see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 1st Quarter, 2002, Issue #5
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By Allen Meadows
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By Allen Meadows
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By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, The Historian (2/2/2012)
(DRC Richebourg) The 1971 DRC Richebourg that followed seemed to take it up a notch, and we could thank The Imperial Cellar for sourcing it originally. This was a perfect bottle, everything one could want from a bottle of this wine. Menthol sex immediately came to mind. Bouillon, cherry, tomato and wintergreen lit up the room with its bright nose. It was in 98-point territory, and the palate obliged with a rich, saucy and jammy personality. Yum. However, it, too, dried just a bit, taking it down a couple points. The transformation wasn’t nearly as dramatic as the Ponsot, although I felt that I was somewhat responsible by over-swirling. The wine got me so excited that I couldn’t help but swirl it around and around and around. Mental note – don’t overswirl older wines! Its red fruit changed to black, and cola emerged along with cassis. Gil closed it out with ‘Indian spice’ (96).  96 points
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, Happy New Year 2011 (1/3/2011)
(DRC Richebourg) What would be a Big Boy way to ring in the New Year? Twin jeros of 1971 DRC, of course. Insert your own bomb sound here. Those that have known me for a long time know my love affair with 1971 DRCs is no secret. Just because it is my birth year is mere coincidence! The 1971 DRCs are spectacular, and these two jeros cemented that fact at the bottom of the Hudson River for any of those that denied it :). The 1971 DRC Richebourg began 2011 in fine fashion with an inviting nose of old yet fresh Burgundy fruit. Dank red fruits danced about in a muddy nose of tomato, rose and sea salt. The jero was a little dirty at first, but that is usually a good thing after midnight. The palate opened up into a saucy mouthful of red fruits with a light caramel coating. Long and distinguished, it was a special wine  95J points
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, Roaring Twenties (6/10/2009)
(DRC Richebourg) Dueling jeros were next; jeros of 1971 DRC Grands Echezeaux and 1971 DRC Richebourg. Like whoaaaaa. They were both fantastic bottles, and on this night, I gave the slightest of edges to the Grands Echezeaux, and Air Jordan, the Duchess of Bohr, agreed with me. They both were long and rich; both full of tar, rose and leather; both menthol on skates…but the Grands Ech had more power and stuffing. Obviously, this is not a universal occurrence when these two are served together, especially jeros, which probably have been served together maybe once, twice, three times a lady in the course of history? Who knows, could it have been the first time ever? History check, please. Airplane Eddie found the Richebourg ‘cleaner.’  95J points
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, Eddie's Holiday Truffle Party (12/30/2007)
(DRC Richebourg) The last wine of the night was another special DRC out of magnum, a 1971 DRC Richebourg. It, too, was superlative, showing the rose, leather, game, iron, minerals and tender citrus that it should. More forward and caressing than the RC, it was still closer to its youth than it was its old age. It was singing a sweet song that was music to anyone’s lips that got to taste this nectar. I plan on drinking as many 1971 DRCs as I possibly can for the rest of my life  97 points
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, A Week of Golden Cellar Drinking (11/3/2007)
(DRC Richebourg) A duo of 1971 DRCs was next, beginning with a 1971 DRC Richebourg. Did I mention that these are a few of my favorite things already? This had a ‘wow’ nose, an incredible nose, with the rose, the menthol, the mint, the rust, the game, the earth, the oil, the leather, the tobacco and the spine of an extra special Burgundy. This was a quintessential, classic beauty. Wilf dryly complimented the wine (and took a small shot at my beloved 1971s), saying that there was less rot than usual. I found the wine sweet and gamy with amazing rose flavors. The wine was slightly softer on the palate but amazing nonetheless  95 points
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, 2007 Angriness Uncorked (5/6/2007)
(DRC Richebourg) It was a bad night for DRC Richebourg, as a 1971 was (DQ). No one cared. Thats how you have to be with old wines. If you get an off bottle, its on to the next. Of course, when you have thirty wines, that helps ease the pain, but so does a good backup or two for less monumental occasions.
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, Assorted Notes from THE CELLAR (10/11/2006)
(DRC Richebourg) had an incredibly complex nose as the wines continued to build in dramatic fashion. Rose, earth, leather, stems and tobacco were all present. Its palate was long, and there were nice flavors of earth and leather, but what really set this wine apart was its extraordinary acidity and how the wine kept gaining in the glass  96+ points
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, Top 100 Weekend, Year II, 2005 (11/22/2005)
(DRC Richebourg) had an incredibly complex nose as the wines continued to build in dramatic fashion. Rose, earth, leather, stems and tobacco were all present. Its palate was long, and there were nice flavors of earth and leather, but what really set this wine apart was its extraordinary acidity and how the wine kept gaining in the glass  96+ points
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Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.

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Burgundy

Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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