1990 DRC Domaine de la Romanee Conti Richebourg Burgundy - 750ml

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1990 DRC Richebourg Burgundy

The Richebourg is exceptionally fragrant with aromas of sweet jammy raspberries plums oriental spices and new oak all of which soar from the glass. It is crammed with fruit with a fat opulent texture reminiscent of the 1985. The finish is rich authoritative...

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Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 1990
Rating RP96
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Burgundy
Location Cote de Nuits
Producer Romanee Conti Domaine de la
Locale Vosne Romanee
Site Richebourg
Color Red
Wine Type Table
1990 DRC Richebourg Burgundy

The Richebourg is exceptionally fragrant with aromas of sweet jammy raspberries plums oriental spices and new oak all of which soar from the glass. It is crammed with fruit with a fat opulent texture reminiscent of the 1985. The finish is rich authoritative and long. The tannins are firm but appear less noticeable and softer than those of the Romanee St.-Vivant. The DRC 1990s all of which were bottled in April/May are among the deepest colored wines from this domaine that I have tasted in the last decade. Moreover they are firmly structured with significant tannins from both the vintage and from the aging in 100% new oak barrels. For the fortunate few who have had the discretionary income to afford the other great vintages of the DRC from the eighties 1980 1983 1985 1988 and 1989 the question is - are the 1990s superior? I am not sure they are any better than the 1980s 1985 and 1988s but they undoubtedly represent a classic concentrated long-lived style of wine. Moreover all of these wines should have a more graceful evolution and broader window of drinkability than the tannic 1988s as well as potentially greater longevity than the succulent and opulent 1985s. All of these offerings are outstanding with that tell-tale complex exotic fragrance that the DRC routinely achieves. NOTE: Prices had not been released (the wines will arrive in early 1993). I have inserted the same prices asked for the 1989 vintage as an approximation of what these wines will fetch. RP High-toned fruit with fresh bright blackberry fruit aromas and the barest trace of secondary character to the tight very ripe beautifully complex flavors. There is still quite a bit of tannin still to resolve though this has excellent density of extract and solid balance. Rich long and impressive if not especially detailed. Another recent bottle tasted in Burgundy was fresher than the one at the big Richebourg retrospective held in '01. A very impressive effort that will live for decades. Consistent notes. BH

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