Community Tasting Notes (9) Avg Score: 93.9 points

  • From an excellent looking bottle, this wine very deep red center and orange rims. The high- intensity nose was ethereal, showing violets, black cherries, oranges, and soil.

    In the mouth, this wine was attractive right out of the gate and then became withdrawn. It slowly opened again over the course of several hours. The wine was medium bodied with notable rounded tannin, solid acidity, and excellent length. The nose was quite floral but the mouth was serious and more mineral oriented.

    The nose on this wine was in the 96-97 point range and the mouth was in the 94-95 point range. I don't see upside for this wine so it is time to find a reason to pop the cork.

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  • From a nice looking bottle with a 3 cm fill, this wine had a red center and tawny rims. The high- intensity nose took a couple hours to open up. Afterwards it showed rhubarb, roses, brown spices, and sous bois.

    In the mouth, this wine was light and refined with attractive rounded tannin. It had gorgeous balance and great length.

    This is a first class wine that appears to be at its peak. Enjoy over the next 5+ years.

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  • Purchased from a reliable store ~2 years prior, they had it from release. Compared to the 1990 of the same wine, this was grittier & dirtier, showed a bit of the rot you expect to find in a 1983 but not terrible and only at the downside of the time it was open. Graceful spice and intensity but not a brute as some Richebourg certainly can be. With more time in the glass it fell apart and developed the old wine lacquer notes that are not so great.

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  • One of the better wines of the evening imo. Who says that '83's are over the hill….Wrong!! Better than the RSV and much more substance to it. Sous bois, earth on the nose. Rich with excellent structure. Super wine! 97 pts.

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  • Tasted blind, this wine had a red center with tawny rims. The medium+ intensity nose showed black cherry, rhubarb, soil, and brown spices.

    Fortunately, there was no sign of the problems that often plague the '83 vintage. The mouth was rich with great rounded tannin. It also had excellent, refined length length which developed into the classic "peacock tail".

    This impressive wine appears to be in its drinking window and should remain there for many years.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/13/2009, (See more on 92 points

    (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg) Bricking light medium orange color with yellow lights and clear meniscus, light floating sediment; earthy tobacco leaf and spice box nose; concentrated, mature, spice box, spicy orange, mushroom palate with high acidity; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

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