Richebourg Grand Cru A F Gros, Cote du nuits, Burgundy 2012
100% Pinot Noir
Only 20,82 acres exist in the world. It is an unforgettable wine possessing depth and an amazing mix of contrasts. Hints of wild violets, black currant, vanilla and spices that meld into a velvety palate constitute the hallmark of the appellation (power and finesse).
Tasted blind at the annual "Burgfest" tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Richebourg Grand Cru from A.F. Gros has a very fine bouquet, very expressive with vibrant, shimmering red berry fruit, cherry liqueur, boysenberries and marmalade. This is both complex and involving. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, beautifully poised and supple, elegant and utterly harmonious on the finish. The terroir and winemaking here exude Grand Cru quality. It's probably the best wine I have ever tasted from the estate and in a different league to some older vintages that I tasted from the domaine just a few days later. Neal Martin (97pts Oct 2015).