Domaine de la RomanÃ©e-Conti or DRC as it is commonly known is easily Burgundy's best-known and most collectible wine producer. Based in the Burgundy village of Vosne-RomanÃ©e the domaine makes wines from eight different grand cru vineyards that span the length of the CÃ´te d'Or. The most famous comes from the eponymous RomanÃ©e-Conti vineyard and on average is the most expensive wine in the world. DRC's seven grand cru wines are a familiar label on the world auction scene and are notable for the high prices they regularly fetch particularly the RomanÃ©e-Conti."
The 2015 Richebourg Grand Cru was picked at 24.34hl/ha on 8 and 9 September. I fully agree with Aubert de Villaine who told me that the Richebourg vineyard has really stepped up a gear in recent years. This is very complex profound even a deep well of red berry fruit crushed flowers iris and wet loamy soil. The palate is medium-bodied with lithe tannins that disguise the arching structured underneath. There is enormous depth and persistence to this Richebourg and yet the finish is balletic in poise with an extraordinarily persistence slightly saline on the aftertaste. Magnificent. Tasted at Corney & Barrow’s annual in bottle tasting in London.v
The 2015 Richebourg Grand Cru is very good indeed offering up a pure and surprisingly expressive nose of strawberry dried rose plum preserve roast squab raw cocoa and incipient rich soil tones framed by some nutty new oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied multidimensional and rich sweet fruit playing in counterpoint with sapid savory nuance. This Richebourg is denser at the core and less expansive than the corresponding Romanée-St-Vivant and though the grain of its tannins is similar their impact is more assertive and muscular. Cropped at 24 hectoliters per hectare and harvested September 8 and 9.