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 Vintage1980 Label 1 of 41 
ProducerDomaine de la Romanée-Conti (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
SubRegionCôte de Nuits
AppellationRichebourg Grand Cru

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Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See DRC Richebourg on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 92.6 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 5 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by lepetitchateau on 1/23/2013 & rated 95 points: Not as fresh or vibrant as my previous example, but still a lovely wine showing rich fruit, a bit of marmalade sweet and sour element, an elegant grace but not a wimpy wine, just pure and sophisticated. Opened and poured, it quickly reached its apogee, and then faded slowly down to oblivion. (NoMad) (1875 views)
 Tasted by steinersing on 3/2/2012 & rated 92 points: Rare Wine Dinner - quick impressions: Much better than what I had expected from this vintage. Great balance and seems in its sweet spot now. (2507 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 2/22/2012 & rated 91 points: Legends Dinner at La Paulee de San Francisco (Napa Valley Reserve - St. Helena CA): Fully mature. Good baking spice on nose - cinnamon and nutmeg - alongside a great earthy start. Palate started with expressive red and black cherry as well as that same spice profile. Long and textured to start but this started shortening and became increasingly simple after 30 minutes in glass. (2716 views)
 Tasted by lepetitchateau on 8/11/2010 & rated 97 points: This is a special wine - not a huge blockbuster but elegant and sophisticated, and shows marvelous breed, character and complexity. It screams DRC on the nose and palate. A treat and while it is fully mature, it is still youthful. (2523 views)
 Tasted by kstoddard on 4/30/2007 & rated 88 points: G7 (Dave): Cloudy and browning in color. Vegetal. Cherries and earth. Faded fruit. Over the hill? (2973 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Allen Meadows
Burghound (1/25/2005)
(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, DRC Weekend (7/6/2009)
(DRC Richebourg) The 1980 DRC La Tache had a great nose, ‘so great,’ I put. It was musky, open and sexy with its strawberry fruit. There was also great earth here, and this struck me as the greatest ‘young’ vintage of La Tache to have that also shows mature qualities. It won’t get any better, but it will hold for a while, too. There were delicious flavors of menthol, tobacco, rose oil, ‘vanilla’ per Mark, and ‘mesquite’ per another  96 points
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras (1/31/2005)
(DRC Richebourg) should have been had first, and while it was still very good, it did not stand up to the power of the La Tache  91 points
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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

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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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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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