95-97 Vinous The 2018 Richebourg Grand Cru needed rigorous aeration to reveal its intense blackberry, raspberry and incense aromas; a slight dark chocolate element emerges with time. The palate is full-bodied and quite dense in style, as you would expect from this Grand Cru. Grippy and structured, with multilayered red fruit laced with white pepper and bay leaf toward the long finish. A substantial Richebourg, but one that also conveys a sense of grace and elegance. Excellent.