Bright medium red. Pungent aromas of wild strawberry, minerals, spices and pepper. Not a fat wine but classy and suave, with terrific peppery, minerally lift in the middle palate. With aeration, this classically dry wine showed a stronger soil component and mounting power. Finishes with superb breadth and an impression of weightlessness. I might have initially mistaken this for the RSV-and vice-versa-had I tasted these blind, but this is ultimately the more powerful wine.
Especially pale. Wonderfully spicy seductive nose. A little less rigid than Romanée-St-Vivant, more spice and sweet flesh. Racy and upright and pretty like Aubert de Villaine himself really. Definitely more delicate than the 2008s. Precise.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2030
Robert Parker 94
The Domaine de la Romanee-Conti’s 2007 Richebourg Grand Cru is still a few years away from the beginnings of maturity, and while it’s quite dramatic immediately after opening, offering up aromas of peonies, orange rind, red plums, raspberries and exotic spices, it becomes a little more aromatically reserved after a few hours. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and sumptuous, it’s ample and fine-boned, with filigree tannins, bright girdling acids and a long, saline finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2040