Robert Parker 95
The 2015 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru also includes 100% whole bunch fruit. I left this 4-5 minutes to really open up. The whole bunch works very well because you cannot detect the stem addition. It is very precise with crystalline red cherry, wild strawberry and limestone, gaining intensity with practically every swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a keen line of acidity, fresh and vibrant with a touch of spice towards the finish. It is an understated and linear Romanée-Saint-Vivant, very sophisticated and deserving of several years in bottle. Sublime.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2050
The 2015 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru offers disarming, pure, seductive dark cherry, red plum and pressed flower scents on the opulent but extremely refined bouquet. The oak here is brilliantly assimilated. The palate is very well balanced with succulent ripe tannin. Arguably the palate does not quite match the succinctness and nuance of the aromatics; perhaps the wine is entering a closed phase. There is so much substance and grip here that I am certain it constitutes a long-term prospect. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2050
Transparent ruby. Pale rim. Delicate, fully evolved nose with an undertow of tannin and a suggestion of orange peel. Real energy here. Dry finish. So the palate (unlike the nose) is still evolving.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2044