DRC Richebourg 1990 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
96 RP / 96 AG / 96 JS / 95 BH / 95 WA
The DRC produced splendid wines in 1990, and the Richebourg is close to reaching its plateau of maturity. A dark ruby color reveals lightening at the edge. The stunning aromatics offer intense aromas of spring flowers, black fruits, licorice, and toasty new oak. Fleshy and medium to full-bodied, with a velvety-textured palate, and sweet fruit, this smoky, rich, complex red Burgundy can be drunk now and over the next decade. - Robert Parker
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s 1990 Richebourg is one of the raciest Richebourgs I can remember tasting. Utterly explosive in the glass, the 1990 possesses superb richness and more than enough fruit to nearly cover the typically imposing Richebourg tannins. What a gorgeous Burgundy this is.
So dense and rich with layers of ripe and dense fruit. Opulent and velvety. Full and layered. Soft and luscious. Very long. - James Suckling
Other than being notably more youthful, the note from 750 ml (see herein) is actually appropriate for the jero and I repeat it here: The ripe and still admirably fresh and bright blackberry fruit aromas now evidence noticeable secondary character plus gorgeous spice nuances that continue onto the focused, opulent and serious big-bodied flavors that possess superb finishing complexity and persistence. There is still some tannic structure to resolve though this has excellent density of extract and impeccable balance that will permit this impressive effort to live for another 50 years (particularly in this very large format bottle [Jeroboam]). - Allen Meadows, Burghound
The last time that I drank the 1990 Richebourg Grand Cru from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti was at the domaine in 2010. Five years on it remains a lovely Richebourg. Clear and quite deep in color, the bouquet remains "ethereal" with crushed strawberries and pomegranate fruit intermixed with iron, black truffle and a touch of pain d'épices. It is understated at first ,but after 30 minutes it had manifested the sense of grandeur you expect from a Richebourg. The palate is beautifully balanced with great depth and volume. There is that hint of black truffle coming through once more, as well as sour cherries, a hint of blueberry and an almost viscous, decadent finish that not so much caresses the sense but gives it a good "seeing to." This is probably the best bottle that I have tasted, and it should have another 20-30 years of pleasure to give. Tasted September 2016. - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate