96 points, “I adore the energy and balletic poise of this Romanée-Saint-Vivant… A wine that exudes panache and sophistication.” – Antonio Galloni, Vinous
95 points, “The 2016 Romanée-St-Vivant Grand Cru is super, bursting from the glass with a kaleidoscopic bouquet… This is a Romanée-St-Vivant that exemplifies the intensity without the weight that distinguishes the Domaine's best wines, and it equals the fabulous 2015 rendition.” – Wine Advocate
94 points, “Silky to the touch.” – Decanter Magazine
19 points, “Odd as it may sound, it seems to get more dense in your mouth after it has gone.” – Jancis Robinson
In 2016, the Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru is intensely aromatic and hauntingly beautiful, with a crispy freshness almost like a frosty blue-sky morning. Displaying cassis, peony, blackberry, rose petal, redcurrant, iris, wooden pencil and wild strawberry, this is a phenomenal Pinot Noir with a long life ahead of it.
Sometimes simply called DRC or “the Domaine”, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is the most famous name in Burgundy, if not the entire world of fine wine. The Grand Cru site, from which it takes its name, tops Wine-Searcher’s list of The World’s Top 50 Most Expensive Wines. Any one of their wines would be the crowning glory of any collection, offering an experience that many can only dream of. Based in Vosne-Romanée, their holdings include the mythical La Tâche and Romanée-Conti, over half of Romanée-Saint-Vivant, one third of Grands Échézeaux and half of Richebourg, not to mention vineyards in Corton, Le Montrachet and Batard-Montrachet. Mind-numbingly low yields from their old vines exacerbate the scarcity, making availability a perpetually fleeting thing.
Wine Critic Neal Martin says Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s “wines are so rare, sought after and let us be frank, so prohibitively expensive; that mere utterance is as close as most people get… Their raison d'etre is to offer pleasure, these are bottles surfeit with enjoyment, surfeit with profundity.” He notes that the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produced here offer “finesse, balance, poise, refinement” and a capacity to “age like no other wine I can think of. Quite simply, they have an unerring ability to maintain the freshness and poise over decades.” He concludes that those lucky enough to get their hands on a bottle “may be in for an unforgettable experience.”
£400 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3020564
Style No.: 743158
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