4 Ratings
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru

Wine Details



Wine Description

Lovely, almost black colour. It shows an extraor- dinary texture which, on the nose, expresses power and delicacy at the same time. In the mouth, the wine is compact, deep and long, giv- ing the impression of a magnificent tapestry. The Romanée-St-Vivant 2001 is an exceptional wine, it stands out in the vintage.

Expert Reviews
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  • Burghound
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Burghound in Issue 18, Apr 01, 2005
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 90(+?)? - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Mar-01
  • Burghound
    (1998 Vintage) "A beautifully spicy nose is finally beginning to open to reveal wonderfully complex and spicy aromatics and fruit that is still 100% primary. The medium full, rich, spicy and intense flavors possess ripe tannins underpinning the considerable but softening structural spine and it's clear that this will definitely require another 6 to 8 years in the cellar. Multiple, and consistent, notes."
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1995 Vintage) Very good dark red. Higher-pitched spice and earth nose, complicated by exotic smoky-oak tones. Riper and silkier in the mouth, but given shape and firmness by a mineral underpinning. Finishes with substantial tongue-dusting tannins and a hint of caramel oak.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1985 Vintage) "Red to brown center, orange edge. Seductive fruit and spice bouquet, with fleeting notes of cherry, kirsch and rose. Warm and spicy on the palate, elegant yet sumptuous, showing fine length and harmony. This turns more acidic and fragile after about an hour in the glass.--La Tâche non-blind vertical. Drink now through 2012."