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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg 2003

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"Violets, roses, raspberries, and red cherries emanate from the 2003Richebourg. Full-bodied, deep, and hugely concentrated, it is muscular, firmand displays the firmest structure of the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti's 2003s.Soy sauce, tar, chocolate, and dark fruits are found in its focused, audaciouspersonality. Its impressively persistent finish is studded with highly presenttannin. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2025." 97/100 pts (Pierre Rovani -Wine Advocate - Aug 2005)

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti:
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, located in Vosne-Romanée, is one of the most prestigious vineyard sites in Burgundy, France. The domaine boasts seven Grand Cru properties, and the two monopolies (meaning they are owned and operated by the domaine itself) La Romanée-Conti and La Tâche are considered the finest vineyards in all of Burgundy. The other five - Richebourg, R... Read more
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, located in Vosne-Romanée, is one of the most prestigious vineyard sites in Burgundy, France. The domaine boasts seven Grand Cru properties, and the two monopolies (meaning they are owned and operated by the domaine itself) La Romanée-Conti and La Tâche are considered the finest vineyards in all of Burgundy. The other five - Richebourg, Romanée-St-Vivant, Grands Ėchezaux, Ėchezaux and Montrachet  (which overlaps with Chassagne) - are also among the upper echelon. With the exception of the Chardonny-only Montrachet, Domaine de La Romanée-Conti is known for producing exceptional, rare reds from Pinot Noir, prized for their structured fruit, perfume and longevity.  The vineyard had already been named Romanée since the 13th century when it was first acquired by the de Croonembourg family. The hyphenation is derived from a 1760 bidding war between Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV and Louis François ler de Bourbon, Prince de Conti. You can guess who won.  These vineyard are on slopes facing east and south-east for optimal grape-ripening exposure, with iron-rich limestone and marl soils. Some of the vines are quite old by Burgundy standards, up to 50 years, which adds to the power of the wines. The small production wines are from vineyards that are organically cultivated, with yields kept low.  Read less

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

This too is very aromatically reserved with only glimpses of spicy and exotic perfume that speak of very ripe, even slightly surmature crushed berries, plum and spice because even though the nose is reticent, the intensity of the fruit is magnificent... Burghound. A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 2003 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Richebourg Grand Cru 750ml



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"Violets, roses, raspberries, and red cherries emanate from the 2003Richebourg. Full-bodied, deep, and hugely concentrated, it is muscular, firmand displays the firmest structure of the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti's 2003s.Soy sauce, tar, chocolate, and dark fruits are found in its focused, audaciouspersonality. Its impressively persistent finish is studded with highly presenttannin. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2025." 97/100 pts (Pierre Rovani -Wine Advocate - Aug 2005)

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