2012 - Romanée St Vivant Grand Cru Sylvain Cathiard
09B2RSVCA3PK _ 2012 - Romanée St Vivant Grand Cru Sylvain Cathiard - 3x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Sylvain Cathiard
Region
Romanée Saint Vivant
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2019 - 2033
Case size
3x75cl
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2012 ROMANÉE ST VIVANT GRAND CRU SYLVAIN CATHIARD - 3x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Sylvain Cathiard
Region
Romanée Saint Vivant
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2019 - 2033
Case size
3x75cl
Available Now
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Case price £9,608.04 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, January 2014

    The most elegant and graceful of all of Vosne Romanées Grand Crus. It always amazes me how such a feminine and pure wine possesses such a subtle level of density and power. This is harmonious and layered, a wine of absolute beauty and subtlety and everything that a Grand Cru should be. An extraordinary wine.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2013,
    Score: 94-96

    There are three barrels of the 2012 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru from 75-year old vines. It has a fragrant bouquet that offers a smorgasbord of red berry fruits and minerals to the point where the new wood in imperceptible. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, ripe tannins and very well judged acidity. The finish is more linear that other vintages that I have tried from barrel, nicely focused with a touch of spice popping up on the extraordinary long aftertaste.

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2014,
    Score: 93-96

    A strikingly spicy nose offers up notes composed of essence of red pinot fruit, black currant, violets and sandalwood. In much the same fashion as the En Orveaux this possesses an ultrarefined mouth feel as the shaping tannins are quite fine-grained that could not be more different compared to that of the Malconsorts yet this is perhaps even longer. Even at such a young state of development this is a remarkably harmonious wine of understated grace. Wow. Drink 2024+

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, January 2014,
    Score: 17+

    100% new oak. 70-year-old vines. Excellent density and race on the nose though less concentrated than some. Some redcurrant flavour and refinement but not a knockout when I tasted it. A little muted in fact with all the ballast almost hidden. A bit uncommunicative. Closed. Drink 2025-2040

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Producer

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.

Region

Romanée Saint Vivant

Romanée-St-Vivant, which takes its name from the monastery of St-Vivant founded in c. 900, is a Grand Cru vineyard in Vosne-Romanée on the Côte de Nuits in Burgundy. It is the largest of Vosne-Romanée's six Grands Crus and produces red wine only. The vineyard is located on the slope to the north of the town of Vosne-Romanée and is the nearest vineyard to this village. Romanée-Saint-Vivant's soils are deep and rich in clay and lime, which means the wines of Romanée-St-Vivant are usually lighter and less powerful than its neighbours'. Domaine de la Romanée Conti is the largest proprietor, owning over half of the area's 9.5 ha.