- Domaine Sylvain Cathiard
- Pinot Noir
- 2024 - 2036
- Case size
Goedhuis, November 2017
Only three barrels. A dark undertone to the cherry fruit gives character and power to this wine. The tannins are suede-like, with a perfectly pitched freshness. The natural concentration of the wine is more than a match for the sophisticated new oak. Supreme.
Neal Martin, December 2017,
There are the usual three barrels of 2016 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru this year, two of them new. There is a brooding intensity here, not unlike a Richebourg, more backward than recent vintages that I have tasted, yet after a couple of minutes you are overcome by intoxicating floral aromas that envelop the senses. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated black cherries, cassis, minerals and orange pith, the backbone of the Malconsorts with a very deep, quite grippy finish. Give this a decade in bottle if you can afford to wait that long, or if not, build a time machine. Drink 2024-2050
Burghound, January 2018,
Once again the kaleidoscopically spicy nose of various red and dark berry aromas is restrained and cool. The sleek, vibrant and gorgeously textured and refined middle weight flavors deliver sneaky good length on the beautifully well-balanced finish. This brilliant effort is a wine of lace and grace. Don't miss! Drink: 2031+
Decanter, January 2018,
The Romanée-St-Vivant is excellent, though it’s hard to say that it’s better than the superb Malconsorts. Notes of cherry, spice, rich soil, grilled squab and a floral top note of violets are followed by a full-bodied, cool and complete wine. The amplest in the cellar this year, it has the depth to support its pure and intense scale. Drink 2028-2050
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.
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.