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  • By Antonio Galloni
    First Annual Nebbiolo and White Truffle Charity Dinner (Nov 2007), (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By John Kapon
    DRC Weekend, 7/6/2009 93 points

    (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
  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Diaries, 5/9/2009 94 points

    (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
  • By John Kapon
    Mayday, 5/4/2009 95+ points

    (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
  • By John Kapon
    All Hail the King, 11/29/2008 95 points

    (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.

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