Third bottle of this wine and it continues to under preform. You expect more. This time it's very green and if I had this blind I would have guessed 2004. 2008 from Gros Frere et Souer killed it tonight.
Many other tastings notes say that the 2006 vintage is "delicate" - I totally agree, but also stress that "delicate" is not in anyway negative or lesser. Everything about this wine from the nose, to initial palate...mid-palate, mouth feel and finish is spectacular and fully worthy of being a DRC. I gambled that this wine was not shut down and I was right. The tannins in this wine will forever be in my mind...the term Velvet does not do it justice. There are velvety tannins and there are tannins from a 2006 DRC Richebourg!
Yet another bottle of this wine, this time served blind. Very elegant but with a nose with elements from Italy and nebbio at first. Again this disapoints geiven the pedegree. My guess was Grands Echezeaux. No sign of Richebourg to my mind.
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(DRC Richebourg) The 2006 DRC Richebourg was stinkier than anything so far, with a bit of animal, wet hay and grass here. It was wild yet fleshy, full of character, the wine that wanted to stay up all night. Musk and a pungent goodness were present along with black fruits. The palate was cleaner and lighter than I expected, frankly a bit disappointing after the RSV, and a rare time when the RSV outshined its bigger brother. The palate was a bit watery upfront, still with nice, rosy flavors. There were some classic stems and cedar, and it did gain a bit in the glass, fattening and fleshing out.
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