- Domaine Sylvain Cathiard
- Vosne Romanée
- Pinot Noir
- 2020 - 2028
- Case size
- Available Now
Neal Martin, December 2015,
The 2014 Vosne-Romanée Villages was sampled from a new and one-year old barrel. The nose is very pure and seductive with small dark cherries and blueberry, just a hint of violet in the background. The palate is well balanced with plenty of energy in the wine. The tannins seem quite fine and there is a hint of blood orange towards the effervescent finish. Give it a couple of years in bottle. Drink 2017-2027
Burghound, January 2017,
An elegant if restrained nose offers up lovely spicy nuances on the dark berry fruit-scented aromas. There is a fine sense of energy to the detailed, sleek and taut medium weight flavors that possess a beguiling texture before terminating in a balanced and lingering finish. This is very Vosne in character though one that will require at least a few years of patience. Outstanding. 89/2021+
Burghound, January 2016,
Spicy dark berry fruit scented-nose. Like the Bourgogne there is a lovely sense of energy to the detailed, sleek and taut medium weight flavors that possess a beguiling texture before terminating in a balanced and lingering finish. This is very Vosne in character. Drink 2021+
Sarah Marsh, December 2015
This was in one of the new reduced toast oak barrels. The fruit is rich and deep and juicy. Very aromatic. The new oak is subtle and the finish is pure and fine. It is good oak..and anotehr sample from a one year old barrel - the nose is fruitier and more lifted, redder and spicier. the palate is pure and streamlined and juicy and bright and fresh. Together this will make a very elegant Vosne-Romanee; supple and juicy and nicely plump in the middle with plenty of depth (it absorbed the new oak happily) and a lively floral finish. Top notch.
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.