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 Vintage1999 Label 1 of 36 
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 2010 and 2023 (based on 9 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See DRC Richebourg on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 96.2 pts. and median of 96 pts. in 22 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by tinybubbles on 2/27/2015 & rated 94 points: Nose of earth, stones, and dry earth with a surprising overall flatness. Palate emerged as somewhat tart and acidic with light vanilla and wood flavors developing with time along with cherry. Not the best showing for this wine but still very enjoyable. Bottle from domaine. (646 views)
 Tasted by dchain on 9/24/2013 & rated 97 points: This was initially too intense to even describe. It was explosive, kirsch and granache bomb, with spices intense and exotic. After about an hour it calmed downed and you could better appreciate the purity of fruit and the more manageable intensity. Had side by side with the 1990. This is clearly the better wine but not nearly ready to truly enjoy but fantastic to sample it's magnificence (3364 views)
 Tasted by Champagneinhand on 9/23/2013 & rated 96 points: Of the 2 DRC GC at Burgundy Thursday this was the more feminine wine. Polished, smelling of both nice red and dark fruits. Spicy in that Vosne-Romanee way, a touch of anise, but the floral smell was a bit more Roses. My father grew red roses for most of his life and this was in it. That smell after they have been cut and the life is just starting to slip out. A very attractive compliment to the spice, fruit and the last hints of oak manifesting in subtle vanilla. While I rated the La Tache a point higher, its probably purely for the lavender, which I like so much. This however would be the year that I think to be more desirable. again the wine was seamless. Great finish, perfect acid and melted tannin. A very different type of experience than with other reds like Syrah or Bordeaux blends. Touches the emotional side of your brain much more than trying to break it down intellectually. Fantastic wine, but I won't be chasing this Burgundy moment again. Wonderful to have it no doubt, but the Charmes -Chambertin, by Rousseau was equally a great burg moment and nowhere in the same price category. I also love Chambertin to begin with. Thanks for the generous wine moment Mark and Claudia. (3125 views)
 Tasted by WineBerg on 9/19/2013 & rated 97 points: Charleston Bad-Ass Burgundy Thursday (S1s House): My first DRC, and I hate to say that it lived up to the hype.

Big, silky smooth, just seamless wine. Perfumed nose with black tea, florals (lavender?), cherry, cranberry, lemon peel, anise, chalk. Fantastic. (3213 views)
 Tasted by jmoon on 6/2/2013 & rated 97 points: Popped poured at Rob Morrisons. Beguiling nose; spice wood earth extraordinary violet perfume, complex and evolving. First taste after 5 mins a little tight but 10 mins later opened up wonderfully. Within 1/2 hour hit its stride and incredibly deep and complex. Best Burgundy I've ever had. Stunning. (3434 views)
 Tasted by bongos on 5/10/2013: Wow! Truely impressive wine with seemingly endless layers of dense dark fruit. Also an umami component here that reminds me of kelp along with the chinese herb store smell that I find so often in young drc richebourg. Not ready for prime time drinking, but just incredible. (3215 views)
 Tasted by thebeginner on 3/29/2012 & rated 100 points: We drank this wine along side the Anne Gros Richebourg 2002. What a treat it was to taste wine with such finesse! The wine started to open up after 10 minutes or so after being poured. It was elegant yet it possessed a strong current beneath. The nose was full of delicious berries, and the taste was a harmony of luscious red fruit, spices and mineral and a slight tint of charcoal. Beautifully balanced and worth 101 points. Long velvety finish. Truly a beauty. (4585 views)
 Tasted by ilee on 3/24/2012 & rated 98 points: Dinner with a few burgundies (Fook Lam Moon, Hong Kong): Dark and dense when poured, this was clearly not going to be your garden variety pinot. Tight and closed at first, it began to open up after 15 mins of aeration, throwing off incense-like seams of camphor, soy, dried herbs, wet soil/forest floor. Very big for a pinot, it almost had the body and texture of a bordeaux (as Mrs L kindly put it), packed with a mind-boggling multi-dimentional array of cherry and berry flavours, all overlaid with that sweet camphor incense in the background. The finish lingered for at least a minute. So this is what you get for parting company with that thick wad of precious wine dollars -- a brush with the subliminal glory of the pinot noir grape in the able hands of DRC. (4162 views)
 Tasted by sarap tutkunlari on 7/8/2011 & rated 96 points: Orta üstü yoğunlukta lal taşı ile kızıl arası renkte. Burnu oldukça karmaşık ve katmanlı. Olgun siyah meyvelerin öncülüğündeki aromaları animal notlar, et, baharat ve toprak ile hafif puro kutusu kokusu izliyor. Güçlü gövdesini diri asidi ve sağlam tanen yapısı destekliyor. Olağanüstü konsantre, kaslı ve diri. Tüm gücüne rağmen zarif bir denge sergiliyor ve etkisi uzun sure damaktan silinmiyor. (1052 views)
 Tasted by Umay Ceviker on 6/11/2011 & rated 96 points: Orta üstü yoğunlukta lal taşı ile kızıl arası renkte. Burnu oldukça karmaşık ve katmanlı. Olgun siyah meyvelerin öncülüğündeki aromaları animal notlar, et, baharat ve toprak ile hafif puro kutusu kokusu izliyor. Güçlü gövdesini diri asidi ve sağlam tanen yapısı destekliyor. Olağanüstü konsantre, kaslı ve diri. Tüm gücüne rağmen zarif bir denge sergiliyor ve etkisi uzun sure damaktan silinmiyor. (4236 views)
 Tasted by ricknat1 on 3/27/2011 & rated 95 points: At the Union League with Clive, Bob and a group of friends; 3/26/2011-3/28/2011 (Union League Cafe, New Haven Ct.): Totally discombobulated when opened. After 15 minutes got itself together and continued to gain momentum. Long and intense. WOTF. Will be powerful, intense and rich, but hold for at least 5.

At Union League with Clive, Bob et al. (4974 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 2/18/2011 & rated 95 points: DRC La Tâche, Richebourg, other great Richebourgs and Chambertins (Martin Weiner's home in Westwood, Los Angeles, California): Dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; cigar box, Asian spice, hoisin, dried berry nose; tasty, elegant, velvety textured, Asian spice, dried cherry, raspberry, tart raspberry palate, youthful but approachable; long finish 95+ points (5129 views)
 Tasted by Lipsman on 2/10/2010 & rated 95 points: Purple to the edge. On the nose, smoke and cherries. Tastes balanced by acidity, bright and long flavors, rich, smokey, young. Leave for eight years or more. Try again in 2018. (267 views)
 Tasted by JScott on 9/26/2009 & rated 97 points: Stunning. Riveting. Still very primary but it's greatness, both current and future, is undeniable. (5515 views)
 Tasted by Wim de Leeuw on 2/7/2009 & rated 93 points: 1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg (Frankrijk, Bourgogne, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru) Kleur: Diep geconcentreerd robijnrood Aroma / bouquet: Uitgesproken expressieve en krachtige neus. Mineralig / zoutig. Leren zadel, animaal / boers. AB-SO-LU-TE snuffelwijn. Primair fruit zowel bosaardbeien, aalbessen als framboosjes. Smaak / Afdronk: Krachtig, geconcentreerde power. Uitgesproken maar niet dominante zuren, krachtige maar ronde tannines. Prachtige lange afdronk. Ook retronasaal komt het rode fruit mooi terug. Algemeen / potentieel: Mooie wijn. Maar, dè les van de avond: niet al te lang bewaren. 50 + Kleur: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 13 + Smaak / Afdronk: 17 + Algemeen / potentieel: 8 = 93/100 (5642 views)
 Tasted by BradE on 8/1/2008: The Paulee de Hersh (Casa Hersh): Tight and unyielding. Blind, I would not have been near DRC with my guess. Others saw through its youth to future greatness - that's not a skill I have in abundance. Contrast to a recent 99 La Tache, where greatness was obvious. (6002 views)
 Tasted by Totatalitarian on 6/21/2008: One of my favorite Richebourgs, and I somehow lucked into drinking this twice in two weeks. This is a big wine, intense, rich and well-shouldered. Awfully young but awfully delicious. (5686 views)
 Tasted by Totatalitarian on 6/12/2008: Rich and powerful, this young wine really opened up with some air. Just a great young Richebourg. (5686 views)
 Tasted by kstoddard on 4/30/2007 & rated 91 points: G7 (Dave): Overripe cherries. Big and rich but a bit monolithic. Made very much in the style of an extracted California Pinot Noir. Nonetheless, a very nice wine but definitely out of place with the others. (7233 views)
 Tasted by Joe Belmaati on 7/25/2004 & rated 100 points: Dark blue in the glass. Intense scents of flowers, cherries, cranberries, and pencil shavings coming out of the glass. Largely structured with marvellous density and fatness, a model texture of velvet and silk, intensity of flavour and complexity that makes the head spin. It's like a buzz in the head and tunnel vision to follow. Impeccable structure and delightfully intense flavours of red fruits, this is another example of the perfect marriage of power and grace. The wine was in the glass for a good two hours, and it just got better and better. Being fully aware that Grand Cru Burgundy should age for 25+ years, I found myself asking whether a wine needs to taste better than this. I can only agree with Robert Parker on his recent scoring of this wine. Not sure whether his score relates to potential, but mine related to present day drinking. I've got two bottles left, and it will be hard to keep my hands off those. Of course, this note of advice is for people who enjoy primary wines. Soft, and seductive this wine is, with a finish that goes on forever. An easy call.
100 points (11393 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti: Focus on Grands-Échézeaux and Richebourg (Jul 2014)
(Domaine De La Romanée-conti Richebourg Grand Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound (5/24/2010)
(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound (10/9/2002)
(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2002, IWC Issue #101
(Domaine de la Romanee Conti Richebourg) Subscribe to 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 2001, IWC Issue #95
(Domaine de la Romanee Conti Richebourg) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 1st Quarter, 2001, Issue #1
(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound
(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, The Cardinal (9/15/2011)
(DRC Richebourg) The 1999 DRC Richebourg got another ‘heavy’ from Todd. The Richebourg was deep, rippling with iron, minerals and black fruit. Its nose was so young yet so good, but the palate was closed, adding menthol to its profile. While 1999 is considered to be one of Burgundy’s great vintages, most recent Grand Cru experiences have been in the closed category (95+).  95+ points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (2/18/2011)
(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg) Dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; cigar box, Asian spice, hoisin, dried berry nose; tasty, elegant, velvety textured, Asian spice, dried cherry, raspberry, tart raspberry palate, youthful but approachable; long finish 95+ points  95 points
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
(DRC Richebourg) 1999 plus DRC always equals greatness. Aubert de Villaine and company really hit the bullseye in 1999. The Richebourg’s nose was fleshy, young and zippy, full of violets, lavender and minerals with the encrusted diamonds. The nose was super sexy, oily and ‘just like the 1990,’ per one who would know. The 1990 has a little more power at this stage I think, but the 1999 is even more seductive.  97 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 - 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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