Romanée Saint Vivant Grand Cru Les Quatre Journaux 2009
The Latour family has owned a portion of Romanée-Saint-Vivant since 1898.
The Latour family has owned a portion of Romanée-Saint-Vivant since 1898. The original purchase consisted of four Journaux of vines, an ancient Burgundian measurement corresponding to the area a vigneron could till in a day (0,8 ha). Only a narrow and rutted lane separates this vineyard from Romanée-Conti. It is wonderfully flavourful with a velvety texture that culminates in a persistent, perfumed finish. One of the world’s greatest red wines.
Romanée Saint Vivant
open-vat, then 12mos new oak aged
This Romanée is beautiful ruby red and has a developed nose of cherry, cherry-stone, liquorice and spice. Long on the finish, this wine is harmonious with smooth tannins.
Allen Meadows, Burghound: 94pts.
A highly spiced, pure and elegant nose that is sheer class in a glass complements perfectly the rich yet well-detailed flavors blessed with an abundance of dry extract that culminate in a delicious, complex, long and beautifully balanced finish. This stunning effort is easily the best wine in the range in 2009 and should amply reward long-term cellaring. 94/2024+