WA (94-96) WS 95 IWC 94+ Pts - According to Wine Advocate - "The 2010 Richebourg is a kaleidoscope of black fruit, graphite, mint, violets and spices. It is a towering, statuesque wine that completely saturates the palate in all directions, seemingly at the same time. The 2010 stands out for its beguiling, totally exquisite aromatics. The trademark Richebourg structure is present, but this seems to be a vintage where finesse takes precedence over sheer power. Anticipated maturity: 2030-2060."
According to Wine Spectator - "A flattering style, delivering expressive aromas of cherry, strawberry and raspberry, joined by sandalwood and tobacco flavors, with a hint of licorice. The fleshy texture fills the mouth, offering a warm sensuousness while the finish expands.—Non-blind 2010 DRC tasting (March 2013). Best from 2017 through 2036."
According to Stephen Tanzer - "Very good deep red. Much more austere on the nose than the Romanee-Saint-Vivant, hinting at dark fruits, menthol and violet. Then splendidly rich but backward, boasting obvious saline minerality but hiding more than it's showing today. Substantial dusty but refined tannins saturate the mouth on the very long, subtle, firmly structured back end. Perhaps the least sweet of these 2010s today; I note that this wine was similarly inscrutable from barrel a year ago."
Winemakers Notes - Rarely has a vintage been so close to the precipice and then managed to save itself so successfully as the 2010. At the time of this writing, after around 17 days of vatting for the first vats harvested, the wines show good colour and an excellent tannic structure which should give them a strong aging potential. The acidities are exceptionally good and, as mentioned above, the fermentation aromas are noble. 13% ABV.
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gtin No Size 750 ML Standard Rating 96 Points, 95 Points, 94 Points
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