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2005 DRC Richebourg, "insanely beautiful and absolutely stellar" Galloni

We are delighted to offer a case of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti’s Richebourg from the famous 2005 red Burgundy vintage. With scores from the critics of up to a near-perfect 98+ points and close to two decades of maturity, this is an absolutely stellar” Grand Cru from the region’s most revered producer.


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2005 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Richebourg Grand Cru
1cs (3*75cl OWC) @ £15,000 per case in bond
98+ points Antonio Galloni
The 2005 Richebourg makes a strong argument that the answer to that question might be a resounding ‘yes!’ Huge beams of tannin are present but nearly covered by the sheer intensity the fruit. Black cherry, plum, mint, lavender and graphite give the 2005 much of its gravitas. Tonight, the 2005 is insanely beautiful and absolutely stellar, and I say that never having truly fallen for the domaine’s Richebourg. The 2005, though, well, it simply will not be denied. (2016) Drink 2020-2055

97 points Allen Meadows
Initially this was quite firmly reduced though after 15 minutes or so of aeration, vigorous swirling coaxes ripe but fresh and superbly elegant aromas that include red, black, blue and violet scents as well as seemingly a full cupboard of Asian spices to reveal themselves. The robust, extremely rich, full-bodied and naturally sweet flavors are quite floral on the palate and culminate in a detailed and immensely long finish where the tannic spine is firm but not hard. For now this is definitely a wine to leave buried in the back of your cellar but when it is finally ready, it’s going to be brilliant. Note that the 2019 bottle displayed evident brett that detracted considerably from the experience though in fairness, this is the first bottle where I have encountered a problem. (2019)

Offered subject to final confirmation. Available in the UK in 6-8 weeks.

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