Robert Parker – 97
Tasted blind at the annual “Burgfest” tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Richebourg Grand Cru from A.F. Gros has a very fine bouquet, very expressive with vibrant, shimmering red berry fruit, cherry liqueur, boysenberries and marmalade. This is both complex and involving. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, beautifully poised and supple, elegant and utterly harmonious on the finish. The terroir and winemaking here exude Grand Cru quality. It’s probably the best wine I have ever tasted from the estate and in a different league to some older vintages that I tasted from the domaine just a few days later.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040