Domaine Leroy   Romanee Saint Vivant Grand Cru

2005 Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru

By Domaine Leroy

2005 Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The 2005 Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy represents a tapestry of meticulous viticulture and exceptional Burgundian terroir. As a vintage, 2005 stands as one of the most celebrated years in recent memory, punctuating the long history of this storied region with a triumph that resonated well beyond its borders.


An Exemplary Vintage with Unmistakable Elegance

The climatic conditions of 2005 provided a near-ideal balance of sunshine and rainfall, leading to grapes with robust flavour concentration and optimal ripeness. The resulting wine from Domaine Leroy tantalises the palate with a kaleidoscope of red and black fruit, interwoven with earthy undertones and an enduring mineral streak attributable to the unique soils of Romanee-Saint-Vivant.

Your senses are first greeted by rich bouquets of ripe cherries and blackcurrants that yield to subtle hints of rose petal and exotic spices. The tannic structure is pronounced yet exceptionally refined, revealing how time has woven its magic upon this expressive nectar.


A Confluence of Aristocracy and Investment Potential

Savvy enthusiasts and astute investors alike will note that the 2005 vintage from Domaine Leroy is more than just a sensory delight; it stands as one of the blue chips within the wine investment domain. Aged to near perfection, this vintage displays a poised complexity and an enviable potential for further cellar maturation.

On the palate, the harmonic interplay between acidity and tannins promises longevity—an aspect highly revered by collectors worldwide. Few wines from Burgundy have reached such a zenith in quality while maintaining an emboldened potential for value appreciation.

Whoever seeks to indulge in—or invest within—the historic 2005 Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy will encounter an exquisite symphony of flavours that could only emanate from such an extraordinary vintage. This wine culminates as a touchstone for Burgundy Grand Crus, seamlessly reflecting its heritage, year's character, vineyard pedigree, and the profound expertise of its producers.

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Leroy’s 2005 Romanee-St.-Vivant is improbably dark and deep in color even by her standards, and darkness and depth characterize its personality as well. Clove, cumin, cocoa powder, lily, and black pepper complement a nose of distinctly liqueur-like black fruits. In the mouth, this is liquid velvet. Chocolate-covered black cherries, plum preserves, and truffles are laced with creme de cassis and soy, underlain by a decidedly stony, chalky minerality and a fine but firm web of tannin. By now one realizes that 2005 is an exceptional vintage for this site in and of itself, but one would never confuse the D.R.C. or Potel renditions with this flamboyant, extravagantly-rich version from Leroy. Importer: Martine’s Wines. Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-0400

David Schildknecht - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2007

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