Domaine de la Romanee Conti   Romanee St Vivant

2010 Romanee-St-Vivant

By Domaine de la Romanee-Conti

2010 Romanee-St-Vivant from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Burgundy, France

The esteemed 2010 vintage stands as an exemplar of the finesse and complexity for which the much-lauded Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is renowned. This particular year for the acclaimed 2010 Romanee-St-Vivant proffers an exquisite chapter in the winery’s storied anthology, a narrative steeped in profound climatic conditions and meticulous vinicultural craft.


A Vintage Defined by Precision and Harmony

The crescendo to harvest in 2010 was a vigneron's odyssey. A cool, prolonged growing season laid down the challenge, yet the result is a wine that expresses the very ethos of this iconic plot with clarity and precision. Against adversity, the 2010 vintage has emerged triumphant, encapsulating the indefatigable spirit of Burgundy.

The 2010 Romanee-St-Vivant unearths an intricate bouquet; violets interlace with ripe cherries and a whiff of fine spice. The palate is a vivid tapestry woven with threads of succulent red fruit, punctuated by an earthy minerality and an enduring finish that speaks eloquently of its noble pedigree.


An Investment Worthy of Connoisseurship

Amongst fine wine investors, the 2010 vintage from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is hailed for its ageing potential and balanced structure. A tour de force of viticulture and enology, it sits resplendently within a portfolio, promising both pleasure and provident appreciation over time.

In sum, the 2010 Romanee-St-Vivant is not merely a testament to the character of one of Burgundy's cherished nectars but serves as an articulate investment narrative. It remains a definitive selection for those who discern not just the quality in their cellar but also envision the legacy of their collection.

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The 2010 Romanee St. Vivant is dazzling. An exotic mosaic of sweet spices, red berries, dried flowers and mint bursts onto the palate in this viscerally thrilling, captivating Romanee St. Vivant. The 2010 is notable for so many attributes, but one that stands out is the sheer beauty and texture of the breathtaking finish. Anticipated maturity: 2030-2050. I tasted the 2010s twice from barrel, once in the summer just as the wines were about to be racked and then again during my early December visit. On both occasions the wines were stellar. Like virtually all of his colleagues, co-manager Aubert de Villaine was surprised by the level of the 2010s given all of the challenges of the growing season. I could repeat everything de Villaine told me, but there is no better source than the man himself, so readers who want to learn more about the 2010 harvest may want to take a look at my interview with de Villaine on Overall, I am very impressed with the 2010s with the exception of the Corton, which appears to be a notch or two below the 2009. The 2010 that most greatly exceeds its appellation and historical level of quality is the Echezeaux. I also tasted the 2010 Vosne-Romanee Cuvee Duvault-Blochet but the domaine had not yet decided if the wine would be released. I will report on the 2009s in our April issue. Importer: Wilson-Daniels, St. Helena, CA; tel. (707) 963-9661

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 22 December 2011

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