Richebourg Grand Cru, Domaine A F Gros, Côte De Nuits, Burgundy, 2014
100% Pinot Noir with 18 months in new oak.
"100% new oak. A little darker and spicier than the Échezeaux on the nose, more handsome than seductive. But there’s a fine sweetness on the palate and a suppleness that suggests it would be broachable before the Échezeaux. Finely textured, refined and very long. Tightens up on the finish, boding well for the future." (JH) 17.5/20 www.jancisrobinson.com
"The 2014 Richebourg Grand Cru clearly has the best bouquet amongst the A.F. Gros range: wonderful, minerally red berry fruit, dried flowers and just a hint of warm gravel in the background. It gains intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe tannin. The acidity is very well judged and there is a creamy texture lending harmony to this Richebourg. I do think it is the most complex Richebourg I have tasted from the domaine in recent years, but it is one of the most sensual. Give it 8-10 years in bottle so that it can show what it can do." Neal Martin