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 Vintage1997 Label 1 of 42 
ProducerDomaine de la Romanée-Conti (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
SubRegionCôte de Nuits
AppellationRichebourg Grand Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2007 and 2014 (based on 4 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See DRC Richebourg on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.3 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 15 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by rnellans on 6/16/2014 & rated 94 points: Another trip to the cellar…We thought a DRC that might be ready. Popped and poured. Very well structured and would have benefited with a decant. Some browning on the edge. Dark fruits, ripe. Lots of dry extract. Sweetness on the finish. Lovely wine and should improve with more time in the cellar, but quite enjoyable now. (1460 views)
 Tasted by brownr on 12/21/2013 & rated 91 points: Opened an hour before consumption and nose developed nicely over that period. Classic pinot black fruits, limited savoury notes, a touch disappointing. Huge in the mouth, velvety texture, much more like it. Medium length finish, nice wine but not outstanding and poor value given the DRC price tag. (1796 views)
 Tasted by BradE on 6/8/2013: From mag. This drank very well, and belied its vintage standing. (2363 views)
 Tasted by hiker_guy on 6/4/2013: As always with DRC's this wine is very well structured. We evaluated over 2.5 hours after a decant.
The nose moved back and forth between lovely aromatics and very closed up. Very much enjoyed following the nose over this time frame. Never bored just smelling it.
Finally got around to the fist sip about 1 hour after it being poured into my glass. Very well structured with great complexity, no edges, full but lite on the palate. Fills your mouth senses without being a big wine. Makes you pay attention. Decently long finish.
Very much enjoyed. (2297 views)
 Tasted by dpolivy on 6/3/2013 & rated 91 points: DRC Tasting Group (Cafe Veloce): Funk, smoke, earth on the nose initially. Super smooth and elegant on the body, really nicely textured, some fruit and wood spice. Very fine tannins with a very long finish. The length is impressive. As it opened up, more earth and tea came out. The nose never really came around much, unfortunately. (2530 views)
 Tasted by St Paul on 2/19/2012 & rated 90 points: A bit over the top I felt. A bit disapointing. First minute or do gave away a nice perfume but lost it quickly. (2808 views)
 Tasted by Alex H on 7/11/2009 & rated 87 points: Burgundy Masterclas with Lisa Perotti Brown (American Club): A very difficult vintage which does show its influence on the wine made by this legendary domaine. Its aromas are wholly secondary with lots of unique antiquish rosewood furniture, dried wood chips intermixed with an array of chinese herbs like white dried bark, dried cordyceps and a lots of different types of roots. But I did get an underlying faint nose of raspberries and stewed cherries lurking underneath the topsoil. Some interesting chicken soupyness and fir as well. As much as it was a DRC, it did not knock me out senseless but it did show the greatness of DRC with the impeccable weaving of oak, tobacco leaf and some cabbage into the low tone of fruits (that would have most probably been contributed by the vintage). Needs drinking now. I suspect many will be disturbed by the lack of or seemingly underwhelming fruits but this was really a difficult average quality vintage. (3403 views)
 Tasted by Catnapped on 6/7/2009 & rated 82 points: Opened 90 minutes prior to drinking. Maybe that was too long, but my experience with DRC is that they benefit from a long airing time. Not this wine. Thin, acidic, and vegetal from start to finish. After three hours we had pretty much given up on it. Big disappointment. (3346 views)
 Tasted by old tractor on 3/12/2007 & rated 95 points: Very smooth. Can taste the individual components, cherry, berry notes, with oak tones. Consumed at Alain Passard/Kinch dinner. (3792 views)
 Tasted by yovinny on 3/11/2007 & rated 94 points: at Manresa...Passard/Kinch ..Floral nose, earth undertones, depth beyond compare (3663 views)
 Tasted by 60ouvrees on 9/24/2006: If I had known what I know now about this wine I wouldn't have ordered it. We had it decanted and drank a delicious 88 Gaunoux as we waiting for this to come around. Never did. There was an extreme vegetal quality on the nose and palate that eventually became sort of a vegetal/smoky quality. Not particularly long or interesting to taste, this was a disappointment. One of our fellow diners had had a delicious 97 DRC Grands Ech a year ago so I guess we were hoping for a similar experience with the Richebourg. The wine isn't completely without merit but definitely not worth the tariff. (3120 views)
 Tasted by La Turque on 10/8/2005 & rated 94 points: Ready to drink. Will improve in the bottle. (3931 views)
 Tasted by nvandyk on 3/25/2005 & rated 90 points: Overall, a very nice wine. It is a light styled pinot that would not hold up well to steak; I had it with a grilled sea bass that had a chicken-stock based sauce and it paired nicely. Importantly, when first opened this was vegetal, both on the nose and on the palate -- it tasted rather distinctly of celery. With the benefit of half an hour, it was a wholly different wine...much nicer. And it continued to improve over the course of the meal. So this MUST be decanted. (3951 views)
 Tasted by strulock on 2/10/2005 & rated 86 points: Cotes du Coeur Valentine Dinner (Aurora, Dallas, TX): Decanted for 2 hours prior to dinner. Ruby color, mineral nose. Surprisingly light body, a bit watery and thin for my palate. Initial tasting was equally bland: earthy, muddled fruit, some tannin structure. Let this one sit in the glass and tasted over the next two hours. Improved significantly through the meal, though that may be a reflection of how much wine we drank. The nose turned to tar, earth, and wax by the end of dinner, with a slightly more fruity flavor, accompanied by damp earth. Not an impressive effort by DRC. (4522 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 1st Quarter, 2008, Issue #29
(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound (10/12/2007)
(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) Login and sign up and see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 1st Quarter, 2002, Issue #5
(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2000, IWC Issue #89
(Domaine de la Romanee Conti Richebourg) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 1999, IWC Issue #83
(Domaine de la Romanee Conti Richebourg) Subscribe to see review text.
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, Epic European Vacation (9/6/2011)
(DRC Richebourg) The DRC was a bit green and stalky with some beef stew in there. Stems, tea, spice, broth, citrus and root cola were all present, but the ’97 was a bit primitive and not fleshy or meaty like a good ’97 can be.  91 points
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Pinot Noir

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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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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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