1996 & 1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti - Richebourg - I

1996 & 1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti - Richebourg - I

3/5/2021, 2:38:11 AM
1996 & 1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti - Richebourg - I had the pleasure to taste these 2 wines side by side at La Paulée in San Francisco this weekend. A lot of people think of wine events like this as filled with one-upmanship, however based on my 1 and only reference point I found the opposite to be true. A woman that I had just met that evening stood behind me and said “You need 2 empty glasses” I replied “what are we drinking” as my glasses were all already filled with amazing 🍷. She said “1996 and 1999 DRC Richebourg”. Needless to say, I quickly had 2 empty glasses. We chatted about the wines later in the evening and I thanked her once again. The 1996 was drinking beautifully with extremely floral aromatics, some beguiling aged notes and still a lot of primary fruit. The 1999 was similar but not as open as the 1996. That being said the 1999 had a lot of more tannin and even higher acidity level. Its still tight and needs a few more years to get to peak and once it does it will be the better wine. Overall they were both gorgeous and deserving of the reputation even if that comes with a heavy price tag. #france #burgundy #richebourg #wholecluster #pinotnoir #drc #domainedelaromaneeconti #lapaulee #romaneeconti #wine #vin #vino #葡萄酒 #vinho #wein #winelover #winegeek #winetasting #wsetdiploma #winestagram #wineterroir #sommelier #winelife #wineoclock #postmorewine #lovewine #winetime #wineporn #instawine

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