One of Burgundy's greatest vineyards at a very keen price
The Grand Cru vineyard of Richebourg is only 8.03 hectares in size of which almost half belongs to Domaine de la Romanee-Conti. The extended Gros family own almost 2 hectares quite equally shared between the three domaines. That means there are not a lot of producers.
Jasper Morris say "Richebourg is usually considered the grandest of the grand crus in the village, apart from the monopoles of Romanee-Conti, La Romanee and La Tache."
The style of Richebourg is all about refined power. In its youth it can appear closed but with time it blossoms into a wine of real power and depth. It is often described as "an iron fist in a velvet glove".
The string of small vintages, huge demand for top end Burgundy from developing markets, and the fall in the value of the Australian Dollar have all seen the price of Richebourg rise dramatically in recent years. Yet the demand continues and there is never enough to satisfy world demand.
We have 23 bottles remaining from our 2012 allocation and today we present the opportunity to buy a bottle or two of this majestic wine at very keen price. The landed price for the Domaine A-F Gros Richebourg will be $1239.00. Today, you can save $394.00 a bottle!
Domaine A-F Gros Richebourg
Grand Cru 2012
Normal Price $1239.00
Normal Pre Arrival Price $1050.00
Special Pre Arrival Price Today $845.00
Wine Advocate: The 2012 Richebourg Grand Cru comes from the family's 0.60-hectare parcel whose oldest vines are approaching retirement. It has a very refined, elegant bouquet that is actually more like a Romanee-Saint-Vivant at the moment. There are lovely scents of orange-blossom and quince emerging with time. The palate is well-balanced with a rounded, harmonious entry. It is silky smooth at the moment with a fine thread of acidity. It remains sedate, distant even but very sophisticated and the oak is very well assimilated towards the finish. Excellent. 93-95 Points