Richebourg Grand Cru, 2013, Domaine A. F. Gros
Note: the Richebourg parcel now totals .6 ha after it was combined with the vines that formerly belonged to Michel Gros, which he agreed to exchange so that he could keep the Vosne 1er Clos de Réas as a monopole of Domaine Michel Gros. The Richebourg vines have been replanted 3 times and they are now 15+, 25+ and 70+ years of age
This is riper than the Ech and not quite as fresh though there is excellent complexity to the layered aromas of plum, black currant and Asian style tea scents.
On the plus side there is a slightly finer mouth feel even though there is clearly more size, weight, power and punch to the broad-shouldered flavors that also brim with dry extract on the velvet-textured finale that seems to go on and on.
This is certainly structured but in the context of the appellation this is not imposing and as such, it will be approachable a bit earlier
Reviewer: Allen Meadows, Burghound.com