2017 Richebourg Anne Gros

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    Pinot Noir
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Allen Meadows - Score: 89-92 (2019 Jan.)

Here too the toasty nose is firmly reduced. By contrast there is good freshness and verve to the very supple medium weight flavors that offer good if not special depth and persistence on the moderately firm finish. While it wouldn't be accurate to describe this as dilute, it would be to say that it's not dense. This is by no means a poor wine but it's a disappointing Richebourg.

Vinous - Score: 92-94 (2019 Jan.)

The 2017 Richebourg Grand Cru, matured in one-third new oak, has a precise bouquet with brambly red fruit, crushed stone, peony and a sprinkle of white pepper. It opens nicely in the glass but it never manifests the intensity of other Richebourgs this vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with filigreed tannins and the acidity is beautifully pitched. It appears to be an unapologetically refined Richebourg that should drink well over the next two decades, maybe without grabbing the headlines.