Imported Red Wines
95Burgundy, FRANCE$1,899.00 Bottle
- ABV 13.5%
- Closure: Cork
There are the usual three barrels of 2016 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru this year, two of them new. There is a brooding intensity here, not unlike a Richebourg, more backward than recent vintages that I have tasted, yet after a couple of minutes you are overcome by intoxicating floral aromas that envelop the senses. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated black cherries, cassis, minerals and orange pith, the backbone of the Malconsorts with a very deep, quite grippy finish. Give this a decade in bottle if you can afford to wait that long, or if not, build a time machine.
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate #234 (Dec 2017)
Once again the kaleidoscopically spicy nose of various red and dark berry aromas is restrained and cool. The sleek, vibrant and gorgeously textured and refined middle weight flavors deliver sneaky good length on the beautifully well-balanced finish. This brilliant effort is a wine of lace and grace.
Allen Meadows - Burghound