Domaine Leroy   Romanee Saint Vivant Grand Cru

1995 Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru

By Domaine Leroy

1995 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The 1995 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy is a testament to the formidable coming together of an extraordinary terroir with a year that challenged Burgundian vintners. This rare release commands the attention of collectors and investors alike, as it serves not just merely a drink but a journey through the annals of one of Burgundy's most illustrious vineyard sites.


Relic of a Challenging Vintage: A Study in Resilience and Mastery

The year 1995 was marked by capricious weather in Burgundy, a challenging season for winemakers aiming for perfection. Yet, this heralded vintage from Domaine Leroy defies expectations with its age-worthy structure and complexity. It is this exact unpredictability that has culminated in a wine that expresses both the raw power and delicate finesse true to its revered pedigree.


Vivacious Expression: The 1995 Vintage Unveiled

As one delves into the 1995 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru, they are greeted by a collage of deep cherry red hues and perfumed aromas of macerated fruit interwoven with floral underpinnings – a romantic ode to its vintage character. The palate reveals layers of dark berries, grounding earthiness and an ethereal truffle hint that betrays its age. With Domaine Leroy's meticulous vinification practices, there exists an alignment between robust tannins and lively acidity that assures continued evolution in the bottle.

Decanting unveils further intricacies; subtle spices, favoured by a cool end to the growing season, emerge, displaying a spectacle as they pirouette around a core of mature fruit preservation. Despite the adversity faced in this year's harvest, this Romanée-Saint-Vivant retains the hallmark vibrancy associated with Domaine Leroy’s eminent craftsmanship.

For those looking to embellish their portfolio with a wine whose narrative is as rich as its palate, the 1995 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy transcends mere collectability. Its resilience encapsulates the spirit of what can only be described as one of the most talked-about seasons in modern viticulture history. This vintage is not only an investment in wine but an heirloom of the rarity bestowed by nature's whims and a vignerons' resolve.

An eloquent addition to any discerning collector's reserve or investment catalogue, it embodies the triumphant blend of history, heritage and hedonistic pleasure one seeks from such an esteemed provenance.

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The 1995 Romanee-St.-Vivant is dark ruby-colored with a very slight hint of amber. Dark berries and fresh herbs are found in its tightly-wound aromatics. It is medium-to-full-bodied, massively concentrated, and has exemplary depth of dark, roasted black fruits. It is also fiercely tannic. Projected maturity: 2006-?.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 27 October 2000

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