Domaine de la Romanee Conti   Romanee St Vivant

2014 Romanee-St-Vivant

By Domaine de la Romanee-Conti

2014 Romanee-St-Vivant from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Burgundy, France

Upon approaching the revered 2014 Romanee-St-Vivant from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, one must do so with the knowledge that this vintage encapsulates a particular narrative of the Burgundy region. Interlaced with challenges and triumphs of the 2014 growing season, this wine gracefully articulates the complexities born of its time.


A Testament to Resilience and Mastery

The season's caprices - a cool start followed by hailstorms, yet rounded off by a warm August - tested the mettle of the vintner. Yet, it is precisely these conditions that have imbued the 2014 Romanee-St-Vivant with its extraordinary balance and poise. The resilience of the vineyard is mirrored in each sip: an olfactory tapestry of ripe red berries, entwined with wisps of spices and earthy underbrush. The beguiling perfume remains true to the illustrious reputation of its terroir.


Investing in Purity and Elegance

On the palate, this vintage marries density with serenity – a lush yet delicate touch that progresses into an exquisitely prolonged finish. This captivating duality holds promise for wine investors seeking out selections that not only stir the senses but also possess an intrinsic potential for maturation. The clear potential for evolution reflects an investable quality inherent in this Domaine de la Romanee-Conti offering.

The 2014 vintage stands testament not only to the ingenuity and finesse of the winemaker but also to the unyielding grace of this noble plot within Burgundy. Fine wine enthusiasts and discerning investors alike should take heed – to hold a bottle of 2014 Romanee-St-Vivant is to embrace a narrative spun from the very essence of Burgundian winemaking excellence.

In summation, this particular vintage conveys a message of craft and continuity, backed by a vintner’s understanding to coax forth transparency from tumultuous climatic sequences. It offers a richly rewarding experience indicative of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti’s esteemed lineage, holding a magnifying glass to what truly defines 2014 in Burgundy's variegated chronicles.

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The 2014 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru was picked on 21, 22 and 23 September cropped at 31.6 hectoliters per hectare. Now this has a distinctly earthy bouquet, one that leads you into the dark woods. Yes, there is plenty of vivacious red berry fruit, here augmented with something autumnal, brown leaves on an October morning, moss and tree bark. Then with continued aeration, these shift away and are replaced by pure floral aromas. The palate is very precise on the entry with a touch of orange rind and mandarin complementing the crushed strawberry and raspberry fruit; there is a touch of spiciness towards the finish that exerts a gentle, yet insistent grip à la Richebourg. The persistence here is very impressive and it just seems to blossom in the glass until you have utterly succumbed to its charms. 1,756 cases produced. Tasted February 2017.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 28 February 2017

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