Richebourg, Anne Gros 2002
This too displays noticeable oak influence but it's a bit more subtle because the wonderfully expressive nose of black pinot fruit and spice aromas offer more of a backdrop for the wood. The flavor profile is intense, seductive and spicy with a wonderfully textured and velvety character to the big, rich, forceful flavors of uncommon depth and astonishing length. I underestimated this marginally from barrel and the '02 Riche is long and very stylish and is a clear notch up from the otherwise extremely impressive Clos de Vougeot.
|Score: 94||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (17), January 2005|
Wow - what a nose. Pure cherry, violets and blueberries. The palate is multi-layered with the tannins immersed in the layers of ripe black cherry and cassis. You could almost drink this now it's so ripe. Sublime balance and poise. Magnificent.
|Score: 95/97||Neal Martin, Wine-Journal.com, July 2007|
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