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IronGate Fine Wine Auction

Tue, Apr 30, 2024 10:00AM EDT - Tue, May 7, 2024 08:00PM EDT
  • 1991
  • 750ml
  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Cote de Nuits
  • Vosne-Romanee
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red
  • DRC
  • FF1537
  • FF1537
Lot 189

1991 DRC Richebourg Grand Cru - 1 bottle(s)-750ml format

Estimate: CAD$5,000 - CAD$7,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
CAD$0 CAD$20
CAD$500 CAD$50
CAD$1,000 CAD$100
CAD$2,000 CAD$200
CAD$3,000 CAD$250
CAD$5,000 CAD$500
CAD$10,000 CAD$1,000
CAD$20,000 CAD$2,000
CAD$50,000 CAD$5,000
CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000

This lot is comprised of 1 bottle(s) of 1991 DRC Richebourg Grand Cru - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $5000 - $7000 with a reserve of $4000. The wine in this lot belongs to collection 11460.

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This consignor hails from South Africa originally. When he was young his parents decided to buy a vineyard and in 1979 they produced the first Bordeaux blend in South Africa, and that is when he started his collection. Through his father’s connections he was able to source his South African wines directly from producers and everything else from importers. He bought the DRC wines from Great Domaines when they brought Aubert de Villaine of DRC to South Africa in 2016. He and his wife had an underground cellar in SA and then moved everything to Canada with them, in a reefer, in 2020. Wines were stored in a temperature and humidity-controlled environment prior to auction.

The wine in this lot has a score of 94 from Robert Parker and the following tasting note -The Richebourg 1991 is showing just the first signs of bricking on the rim. It is more savoury than I expected with subtle gamey notes infusing the dense black fruit and a touch of leather in the background. The palate is robust and powerful at first, clearly very well balanced and then easing back with aeration as it becomes ever more elegant and slightly ferrous. There are plenty of tart red fruit toward the finish and when leaving it in my glass I noticed that the ferrous tincture on the palate begins to evolve on the nose. This Richebourg is cruising, and should continue to give pleasure over the next decade or two. Sublime.