Robert Parker 95-97
The 2014 Richebourg Grand Cru has a quite compelling bouquet, as one is getting accustomed to chez Grivot. There are pure dark cherries, red plum and boysenberry fruit here, infused with fine mineralité and that sense of aristocracy one seeks in a Richebourg. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, wonderful acidity and beautifully integrated oak. There is great poise here, power hand in hand with elegance, a consummate Richebourg that will give a lot of pleasure over many years.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045
Good dark red More reticent, very deep aromas of black raspberry, smoke, espresso, dark chocolate and sexy soil tones Sweet, even plush on entry, offering rich flavors of blackcurrant, coffee and Asian spices, then more closed in the middle and turning distinctly minerally and firm toward the back The seriously tannic, savory finish features almost iodiney minerality and great mounting, resounding length Already conveys superb silky extract richness but this potentially great Richebourg will need at least a decade of cellaring to approach maturity
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2042