Domaine Leroy   Romanee Saint Vivant Grand Cru

2009 Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru

By Domaine Leroy

2009 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The celebrated wines of Burgundy hold a particular fascination for connoisseurs and investors alike, with Domaine Leroy standing as a paragon amongst its peers. The esteemed 2009 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru from this illustrious estate encapsulates an exceptional year marked by its climatic benefits, engendering a vintage of profound grace and complexity.


Pedigree and Perfection: A Collector’s Compendium

In the world of fine wine investment, provenance is paramount; here, Domaine Leroy's meticulous adherence to biodynamic principles has long set it apart. The 2009 growing season in Burgundy was nothing short of ideal: a consistent warmth throughout the summer months without excessive heat spikes brought the grapes to sublime maturation. Against this backdrop, the Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru vineyards, with their storied limestone-rich soils, delivered fruit of extraordinary finesse.


A Vintage to Remember

The 2009 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru reveals a tapestry of dark berries, cherries, and enlivened florals, interwoven with pinpoints of spice and earth. It presents a palate that captivates with concentration yet never loses the preciseness that characterises Burgundy’s most adored creations. As tannins lace elegantly around the fruit core, they affirm that this wine not only titillates the taste buds upon release but promises a trajectory of remarkable ageing potential.

The investment pedigree of the 2009 vintage shines through its balance; as much an object of sensory enjoyment as it is a prudent addition to any discerning investor's portfolio. This is a vintage that brings to bear all that is resplendent about its origins and the calibre that Domaine Leroy imbues within every bottle.

In summing up the 2009 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy – it's a compelling symphony of terroir, timing, and talent, remarkably captured within each glass. It bears all the hallmarks of what makes Burgundian wines coveted by enthusiasts and investors: integrity and intensity folded into elegance. A testamentary vintage that continues to evolve in complexity; this is undeniably one to secure for both pleasure and portfolio.

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The 2009 Romanee St. Vivant flows with layers of silky red berries, flowers and spices. It is totally sensual and inviting from start to finish. The tannins are barely perceptible given sweetness, perfume and sheer radiance of the fruit. This is dazzling juice. Anticipated maturity: 2019+. This was my first opportunity to taste the 2009s from Domaine Leroy in bottle. Lalou Bize-Leroy was among the first, if not the first, to bottle her 2009s, so she naturally wanted to give the wines some time to recover before showing them. The wines are stunning. Readers who have an opportunity to taste them should not hesitate. As always, the style is one of textural richness and depth, but the2009s appear to have excellent underlying material as well. The attention to every detail at the Domaine is quite evident in these thrilling wines. My visit ended with a sample of the 2010 Chambertin from barrel. Why not go straight to the top? If that wine is representative of the year, Leroy fans will have another superb vintage to look forward to, although yields will be lower than the already minuscule production. Importer: Martine’s Wines. Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-040

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 29 September 2011

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