A markedly floral and very finely nuanced nose almost timidly reflects notes of rose petal, violet, red currant, sandalwood, tangerine peel and a whisper of anise. The sleek and strikingly refined medium-bodied flavors culminate in a sneaky long if decidedly compact and quite serious finish that is presently on the youthfully austere side. This is an exercise in lace and grace though not one without plenty of punch. Tasted: Jan 2020; Drink: 2032+; Issue: 77; Rating 94 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound

Bertrand de Villaine sometimes refers to Romanée-St-Vivant as 'monastic' and there can indeed be a taut, almost ascetic note to the wine when it’s young. This is the tightest and most focused of the 2017s, showing subtle, struck match reduction, chalky top notes and subtle whole bunch aromas of clove and aniseed. The palate is refined, refreshing and almost mouth-watering, with red cherry and wild strawberry fruit, underlying tension and wonderful length. Tasted: Jan 2020; Drinking Window: 2029 – 2037; Rating: 97 Points; Tim Atkin MW

The Romanée-St.-Vivant features gorgeous floral, mineral, cherry and wild strawberry, sandalwood and spice aromas and flavors. Firm and focused, yet supple in texture, it combines elegance and tension. Tasted: March 2020; Rating: 95 Points, Bruce Sanderson; Wine Spectator

The 2017 Romanée-St-Vivant Grand Cru was also showing very well indeed, soaring from the glass with scents of cassis, violets, blood orange, cinnamon and espresso roast that are complemented by carnal nuances of smoked duck and musk. On the palate, it's full-bodied, multidimensional and enveloping, with terrific concentration, rich and powdery structuring tannins and a long, saline finish. This is a dramatic, head-turning Romanée-St-Vivant in the making, and it is showing even better in bottle than it did from barrel. Tasted: Jan 2020; Drink: 2023-2055; Rating: 95 Points; William Kelley; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

 

(14441)

SKU 14441
Brand Romanee Conti (DRC)
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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