Typhoon Squad at the Wine Vault: Great looking bottle with good levels. Color was browning and had a delicate nose. Flowers, leather, tobacco and shrooms. Everything you would expect and I thought it was reflective of the vintage. Faded after 30mins.
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(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg) Light bricked red color with five millimeter clear meniscus; nice cigar box, tobacco, tart orange nose; tasty, tart orange, tobacco, cigar box palate with smoke and firm tannins; long finish
(DRC Richebourg) We traveled back in time rather quickly with our last Richebourg pairing for the weekend. The 1976 DRC Richebourg was noticeably mature with warm aromas of menthol, olive, game and ‘caramel’ per Bipin. There were also secondary aromas of garden and sweet bouillon. Its beefy, dirty flavors were browned and autumnal, with more bouillon emerging. While it only lasted about thirty minutes in the glass, it had a fleshy character and an open, spicy citricity. Someone keenly remarked how ‘sometimes it is nice to have wines where you don’t have to say it will get better’
(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg) Light medium orange color with ruby lights and clear meniscus; appealing mature spice box, leather and tobacco nose; tasty, mature, mushroom, spice box and lamb jus palate; medium-plus finish
(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg) Light brick red color with clear meniscus; chaptalized, mushroom and chlorine nose; mature, savory, tart plum, tart cherry palate, long past its prime; medium-plus finish (might seem a high rating given my description, but the complexity on the palate led me to give it that score)