Domaine Dujac   Romanee St Vivant

2018 Romanee St Vivant

By Domaine Dujac

The Astounding 2018 Romanee St Vivant from Domaine Dujac, Burgundy

For those who treasure the nuances of terroir and the subtle artistry of a producer like Domaine Dujac, the 2018 Romanee St Vivant speaks to the soul. It reveals itself as a compelling chapter in Burgundy's storied wine narrative, an exemplary testament to the vintage's singularity.


A Testament to Climatic Majesty

As if painted with the meticulous strokes of an old master, the 2018 Romanee St Vivant from Domaine Dujac captures the essence of its birth year. Burgundy in 2018 was a vigneron's muse—ample warmth and sunshine bestowed a growing season marked by a generosity of ripeness while maintaining an essential tension in its structure, reflecting this climatic munificence.


Eloquence in a Glass

In the glass, this Romanee St Vivant 2018 beams with a vibrant ruby core, tinted with garnet whispers haunted by age. Swirl it gently and watch as opulent aromas of freshly picked cherries and violets dance amid a forest floor dappled with spice and earth. With time, the complex notes of sous bois and refined tannins—signature of both Domaine Dujac's craftsmanship and Romanee St Vivant's grandeur—unfold evocatively.

A sip and you'll find the palate echoes these aromatic tales; yet it deftly balances power and poise—a duality born of the vintage's charmed climate. The persistent finish is a gallery display of finesse that could arise only from such a venerable appellation.


The Portent for Investors

The 2018 Romanee St Vivant from Domaine Dujac is more than just another prestigious bottle—it is the embodiment of investment-worthy viticulture. This vintage stands out in its supple approachability at such early age, hinting at its extraordinary potential for evolution within the esteemed cellars of astute collectors.

In conclusion, Burgundy enthusiasts savouring or investing in the nuanced wonders of this domain will find that the 2018 Romanee St Vivant from Domaine Dujac enriches both their palate and portfolio with exceptional grace—a remarkable feat of nature's largesse harmoniously guided by human touch.

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The 2018 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru was showing brilliantly, soaring from the glass with a complex bouquet of wild berries, red plums, rose petals, smoked duck and rich soil tones. On the palate, it's full-bodied, fine-boned and elegant, with a deep and concentrated core, lively acids and immensely attractive structural refinement.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 9 January 2020

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