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Richebourg, Anne Gros 2003

Grape VarietyPinot Noir

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Burgundy2003Richebourg, Anne GrosBT069,000.001296 PR6100096.0096.00Richebourg, Gros, Anne0.75
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Tasting Notes

Produced from a parcel located in the upper, rockier section of its grand cru, the dark-colored 2003 Richebourg explodes from the glass with myriad spices and black fruits. Medium to full-bodied, muscular (yet refined), and boasting a luxurious velvety texture, it exhibits red cherries, candied blackberries, and cassis as well as untold quantities of spices. Its palate-staining, mouth-coating personality is packed with both fleshy fruit as well as structure-giving tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2022+.

Pierre-Antoine Rovani, Wine Advocate (160), August 2005

(with thanks to Dr. Reed Day). An impressively fresh and solidly complex nose where the toasty oak that this displayed early on has largely, if not completely, been absorbed, allowing the aromas of earth, plum, mocha and spicy black pinot fruit to now have center stage. The incredibly rich and opulent flavors have become more restrained as some of the baby fat has melted away though the original notes of tea and leather and still present. Overall, this remains a big, rugged and borderline rustic effort that possesses a powerful, indeed muscular finish that simply goes on and on. One thing that is clear though is that my initial suggested drinking window of 2013+ was overly optimistic and I have moved it back five years and even that may be on the wishful thinking side as well.

Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, December 2009
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