Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - DRC 2009 tasting (Operakällaren, Stockholm): Medium red colour. Dark and some red berries, noticeable minerality, some mint, discrete liquorice notes with hints of tar and animal notes, a touch of herbal character. Initially a closed nose that hints at hidden power, but it grew in the glass and then also showed more toasted oak barrel notes. Dark berries on the palate, some sweetness of fruit in the attack, very mineral mid-palate, powerful but well integrated tannin. Definitely young, great potential, 94+
Today, Richebourg 09 is a little more “difficult” than DRC Romanée-Saint-Vivant 09, but it could possibly have greater potential for development.