JancisRobinson.com – 18/20
Destemmed. Tank sample. Very flatteringly rich and heady. Really dense and dramatic. This wine positively soars. Doesn’t seem to be the produce of cellar but of vineyard. Well done!
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2043
Vinous – 95
The 2017 Richebourg Grand Cru comes from 0.6 hectares of vine in the lieu-dit of Le Véroilles and is matured in 90% new oak. There is a touch of reduction on the nose, although it dissipates with aeration in the glass to reveal ample blackberry and raspberry fruit, crushed stone and just a touch of black truffle. The medium-bodied palate displays fine tannin and impressive balance. Not as powerful as the 2015 that wowed back at the Burgfest tasting, but it fans out beautifully toward the finish. This is a Richebourg of great purity and grace.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045