2016 Domaine Anne Gros Richebourg Grand Cru

$649.00
WA94-96VN93+

Ms. Anne Gros has quietly become THE standard-bearer for Richebourg, the most opulent, soul-thumping expression of Grand Cru Burgundy we know of! The Wine Advocate says this “boasts a magnificent bouquet with beautifully defined red berry fruit, cold limestone and pressed flowers. There is a sense of harmony and flow to this wine that sweeps you off your feet. There are darker fruits than the bouquet suggests: blackberry, raspberry, redcurrant and a conspicuous pepperiness, almost feral on the finish that really imbues this wine with personality. Superb.” LIMITED!

Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Winemaker:
Anne Gros
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
18 months
Appellation:
Burgundy
Sub-Appellation:
Cote de Nuits
Vineyard:
Richebourg
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Pinot Noir
SKU #:
1035771
VN93+

Vinous

Good full red. Brooding, very pure aromas of dark raspberry and crushed stone. Wonderfully stylish and supple on entry, then broader, plusher and more deeply pitched in the middle palate than the Clos Vougeot but very backward today, showing less primary fruit character and more salty minerality. Not displaying quite the early cut or definition of the Clos Vougeot but the tannins are plush and the finish boasts terrific subtle length. This wine appears to possess the spine for long aging and should eventually surpass the Clos Vougeot.

WA94-96

Wine Advocate

The 2016 Richebourg Grand Cru, whose vines were less hit by frost than the Echézeaux or the Clos de Vougeot, boasts a magnificent bouquet with beautifully defined red berry fruit, cold limestone and pressed flowers. There is a sense of harmony and flow to this wine that sweeps you off your feet. The palate is very tensile right from the start. Maybe this is a more linear Richebourg to others at the moment and yet the intensity is completely locked into this wine. There are darker fruits than the bouquet suggests: blackberry, raspberry, redcurrant and a conspicuous pepperiness, almost feral on the finish that really imbues this wine with personality. Superb.