- Domaine Sylvain Cathiard
- Pinot Noir
- 2017 - 2030
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2011
Increasingly a favourite of mine this, one of Vosne's highest vineyards, has created a classical2010. Bright, fresh and pure, this has extraordinary intensity, with great structure and yet remaining vibrant and charming. An absolute beauty with a gorgeously long finish.
Burghound, January 2012,
(55+ year old vines). This isn't quite as refined as the Reignots but it's even more complex with awonderful, even exuberantly spicy mélange of red and blue pinot fruit and cassis hints. The rich, generous and very stylish medium weight flavors possess lovely mid-palate concentration and plenty of mouth coating dry extract, all wrapped in a balanced, long and Zen-like finish. In a word, lovely. 2018+Comments: outstanding!
Jancis Robinson, January 2012,
57-year-old vines. Broad, smudgy sweet nose and lots of rich fruit. Chewy end. Should develop well but a bit sweeter than the norm. Drink 2017-2025
Domaine Sylvain Cathiard
Sylvain Cathiard is one of the top growers in Vosne Romanée, a region not shy of exceptional talent. He only has around 4.25 hectares of vines, therefore the quantity that he makes is particularly small. Traditionally, Burgundy domaines are renowned for being minute in size, and he is definitely amongst the smallest. In addition, he has some of the most exceptional vineyards, which read like a Who's Who list of the Côte de Nuits, many of which are located next to grand crus sites. This combination is lethal for allocations. Too little wine with too many open hands all waiting for their fair share. SInce 2011 his talented son, Sébastien, has been running the domaine.
The vineyards of the modest village of Vosne Romanée are arguably the most sought after in the Côte d'Or. It is host to excellent Village and Premier Cru wines, but it is its most famous Grand Crusthat truly stand out: Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Grands Echézeaux, Echézeaux, Romanée St. Vivant and La Romanée as well as Cros Parentoux, a Premier Cru vineyard which attracts Grand Cru attention (and prices). Vosne-Romanée can be remarkably robust and powerful, yet be charming and fleshy giving it one of the most diverse styles of the region.