Red

2016 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Nuits
  • Richebourg Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • fcxj wrote: 96 points

    December 10, 2019 - Now I'm one of those jerks who drinks young DRCs off lists, sorry! This could become 98+. Simply seamless and flawless, all floral and mineral. (3410/10418)

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  • sirpat00 Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 23, 2019 - Part of a 2016 DRC tasting, a vintage that impressed with how approachable it already was, purity, elegance and versatility. For me, the La Tâche scored best, followed by Richebourg and Romanée-Conti – although the latter may well surpass the La Tâche in the long run. Corton came in last. Montrachet, Échezeaux and Grands-Échezeaux were not produced commercially that year and older vintages offered instead.

    Less fruit-forward than the other climats. Slightly lighter fruit profile, but with the signature cherry fruit still dominant. Spices – not unlike La Tâche after a while in the glass – tickle the nose. Some nutty aromas in the mix as well, but not persistent. A herbal freshness teleporting you into a last Spring forest when you close your eyes. Medium intensity. Finely balanced and nuanced palate showing an assortment of spices and herbs. This was in my view most accessible of the 2016s.

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  • Cailles wrote: 97 points

    October 23, 2019 - DRC 2016 – what survived the frost: Intro: Another great vintage. At this early stage I slightly prefer the 2016s over the 2015s at the same point last year as the former show a bit more open and complex (due to a less dominant fruit core). Out of the 5 reds, the Richebourg is my #1 with its early charms and seductiveness. The La Tache is the most complex and shows a tad more open than the Romanee Conti, which is so dense and packed that it very likely will reach higher highs than all other wines. The RSV also boasts the fantastic structure and finesse without the incredible depth of the big 3.

    TN: An incredible 98+ point nose displaying a wide array of aromas with a sexy nuttiness with fresh and roasted almonds, dark fruit, fresh red berries, ripe red berries, strawberry candy, fresh herbs, spices, sous bouis, ash, wet rocks. Incredibly deep and seductive. For me clearly the best nose of all 2016s (at least today). A tad less ready and convincing on the palate with loads of pure fresh red fruit, rose hip, other floral aromas, wet slate, herbs, spices. While it‘s still hints at a lot of potential, the palate shows a bit less complex than the LT and the finish is a not as long as with the RC and LT. The tannins and acidity are, however, as perfect as with the two monopole vineyards. This will be fantastic once mature, but other than with the RC and LT I‘m not sure if it can reach perfection (mainly due to its length).

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  • Burgundy Al wrote:

    June 28, 2019 - Dégustation Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Verticale 2016, avec Déjeuner (1243 Bourgogne Society - Beaune): Sit-down tasting with Aubert of the 2016 lineup. Slightly reductive start. Also a bit smoky and black fruited on nose for Vosne Grand Cru. This is even meatier, denser than Romanée St. Vivant with a reticent middle, even brooding, then great fefinement on long, long finish. As great as this wine will be, I preferred the Romanée St. Vivant. 94-96 point potential.

  • Kemo Sabe Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 9, 2019 - Exuberantly spice nose. This bottle was opened and decanted for a short while prior to serving and it helped. Loads of red candy and bright red cherries. Classic Riche spices out front on the palate. There is also a sweetness on the palate. Great length. Will improve.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Nuits
  • Appellation Richebourg Grand Cru

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  • Pending Delivery 58 (7%)
  • In Cellars 708 (87%)
  • Consumed 49 (6%)

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