JancisRobinson.com – 19
Very rich and round and opulent on the nose – Richebourg indeed! Almost wild and off the charts. Nothing restrained about this. Exuberant and sweet. Very forward on the nose but with enormous concentration under the fruit and marked very ripe tannins. Very much for the future. Aubert de Villaine describes it like a precious stone surrounded by its rocky casing [embedded gemstone]. ‘If you leave a glass for 15 days it won’t change because there is so much tannin’, according to Aubert.
Anticipated maturity: 2035-2060
Robert Parker – 96
“The 2015 Richebourg Grand Cru is very good indeed, offering up a pure and surprisingly expressive nose of strawberry, dried rose, plum preserve, roast squab, raw cocoa and incipient rich soil tones, framed by some nutty new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, multidimensional and rich, sweet fruit playing in counterpoint with sapid, savory nuance. This Richebourg is denser at the core and less expansive than the corresponding Romanée-St-Vivant, and though the grain of its tannins is similar, their impact is more assertive and muscular. Cropped at 24 hectoliters per hectare and harvested September 8 and 9.”
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2050