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 Vintage1964 Label 1 of 41 
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 1976 and 2014 (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 92 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 6 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by MEKWINE on 10/18/2014 & rated 88 points: cloudy. perfumed, sweet and sous bois. on the night most agreed this was not the best showing of DRC, but it was a treat. evolved in the glass. slightly out of balance given the low acidity vintage (644 views)
 Tasted by Xavier94 on 6/19/2014 & rated 92 points: a developed nose, though quite delineated and vivid aromas of raddish, beek jerky infused blood orange, sweet sous bois, spice, caramel, brown sugar, truffle, autumn leaves and soil tones. Fine and elegant in the mouth, finishing with lively tannin and ends with a touch of spice. Good length with perfectly integrated structure. This was also from a very low fill bottle. (877 views)
 Tasted by 55356 on 3/19/2013: A really big disappointment. I purchased this wine in 1984 at a charity auction. As soon as I removed the seal my heart sank. The cork looked as if it had leaked. The cork crumbled as I removed it. Lots of sediment, cloudy. Sour like a flat vinegar. After 1 taste we poured it down the drain. Ouch! (1719 views)
 Tasted by GaryLG on 10/8/2011: Fill at neck line was certainly a worrying sign. A fragile cork didnt help the cause. This was decanted to rid the sediments. A pale red colour. I was expecting a better nose to palate; alas, the palate actually came out better than the nose! Nose was tea and most of all pruney - I feared the worst but perhaps this is the characteristics of aged wine. On the palate, much more youthful! The mouthfeel was thicker than what the nose would have suggested. I got both red fruits and earthy flavours. Wasnt sure how long the fruits would have lasted though coz the wine was polished off in no time. A lingering minerality towards the finish. All about sophistication and charm. A perfect ending to a nite of get-together with wine kakis (wine pals). Tks to pal Kenny for sharing his DRC. (2281 views)
 Tasted by ricknat1 on 3/27/2011: At the Union League with Clive, Bob and a group of friends; 3/26/2011-3/28/2011 (Union League Cafe, New Haven Ct.): sherry like, very low fills so not representative (3014 views)
 Tasted by Peech on 9/12/2009 & rated 96 points: An explosive sweet nose with tons of fruit. A little bit minty almost, with some bacon fat, leather, red currant, prune and tangerine notes. Absolutely beautiful to the end. (2213 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, First Annual Nebbiolo and White Truffle Charity Dinner (Nov 2007)
(Domaine De La Romanée-conti Richebourg Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound (5/8/2003)
(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 last red on this afternoon was a 1964 DRC Richebourg, which was the third time I had had this wine in six weeks. I love it when that happens. It got an ‘ok’ from the Good Doctor, and it was not as good as the other two bottles recently sampled, but still excellent. It was hearty a la ’64, with nice rose and red fruits, good dirt and earthy flavors and hints of menthol. Its tannins and acidity were first only pleasing, but soon gained in the glass, like a mini-explosion. JJ found it ‘very candied and very sweet,’ and that sweetness played into its minty, fresh and elegant style. It couldn’t quite shake its dirt clean and maintained an earthy streak  93 points
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, Hong Kong Diaries (5/9/2009)
(DRC Richebourg) Next in line was a 1964 DRC Richebourg, which happened to be the birthyear of our honored guest, so I guess it was fate! The Richebourg was open and hearty, rich and long in the nose. It had the garden, the mint and the menthol of old DRC. Wendy found it ‘meaty and smoky.’ The palate was rich and lengthy, hearty a la ’64. There was nice grit and meat, and Jim noted ‘iron,’ which I saw with a little more air. Gamy, mesquite flavors lingered on its rusty finish, and its acidity asserted itself more in the nose. Alexander liked it more on the nose than the palate, but I enjoyed it overall  94 points
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, Mayday (5/4/2009)
(DRC Richebourg) The final wine on this special evening was a 1964 DRC Richebourg. It was relatively mild-mannered in the nose for a ’64, possessing so much elegance at first. Usually, ’64 Burgs are taking their tops off right away, which is why I like the vintage :) . The DRC had lots of pitch, hitting a high note aromatically, possessing lots of mint, rosemary, menthol, game and edge. The palate showed more typical power and was classic all around with its flavors of menthol and rose oil. Slightly browned and perfectly grilled, the Richebourg was chunky and long with excellent acidity, and it kept gaining and unfolding in the glass. ‘Wow, that’s rich,’ summed up Big Boy  95+ points
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, All Hail the King (11/29/2008)
(DRC Richebourg) Eddie pulled a couple wines out of his bag to break up the Champagne, and it was perfect timing. The first had an intoxicating nose that was smoky, sweet and sappy. Aromas of mesquite and a wood-burning grill along with an exotic perfume graced its nose. There were also great forest and cedar nuances in its fantastic nose. The palate was super – balanced, long and with great stalk and good earth flavors. It was evidently good real estate, and this 1964 DRC Richebourg got oilier and sweeter.  95 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.

France

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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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