2012, Anne-Francoise Gros, Richebourg

Richebourg, Burgundy, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
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Score: 91-94

Drinking Dates: 2024+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 15-Apr-2014

(the Richebourg parcel now totals .6 ha after it was combined with the vines that formerly belonged to Michel Gros, which he agreed to exchange so that he could keep the Vosne 1er Clos de Réas as a monopole of Domaine Michel Gros. The Richebourg vines have been replanted 3 times and they are now 15+, 25+ and 70+ years of age). In much the same fashion as the Pézerolles this is presently very toasty and it’s enough where the wood pushes the spicy black pinot fruit to the background if not completely hides it. The supple and very round large-scaled flavors possess excellent concentration and an intense minerality on the powerful and moderately austere finish. My predicted range offers the benefit of the doubt in this case because the wood does not alter the texture or sweeten the finish and thus there is a good chance that this will ultimately harmonize. (91-94)/2024+