Domaine Leroy   Romanee Saint Vivant Grand Cru

2015 Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru

By Domaine Leroy

2015 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

In the pantheon of Burgundy's finest terroirs, 2015 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru deserves its own altar. Crafted by the esteemed Domaine Leroy, this vintage is a symphony of climatic perfection and viticultural mastery.


Defining the Vintage: 2015 in Domaine Leroy's Vines

The 2015 vintage in Burgundy was nothing short of miraculous. Relatively dry yet balmy conditions prevailed through summer, allowing the fabled Pinot Noir vines of Romanée-Saint-Vivant to reach their zenith in both ripeness and concentration. Yet, above all, it was the skill with which Domaine Leroy navigated this abundance of nature’s largesse that turned this year into a legend.

The wine itself is an epic tale told in a liquid lexicon; dense ruby in hue, whispering intrigue before one even takes a sip. The bouquet - a revelatory chapter on its own - exudes rich layers of dark cherries intermingled with insinuations of violets and fine spices.


Tasting Notes: A Narrative of Elegance

A transcendental tasting experience awaits with the first taste. Depth and elegance cascade in waves, as nuanced tannins set the stage for a remarkable display of balance and structure. Secondary notes of earth, underbrush, and a faint hint of minerality speak to the unique attributes that 2015 bestowed upon this Grand Cru.

For aficionados and investors alike, this 2015 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru is not merely a wine; it’s an exemplar of why Burgundy is hallowed ground. Its aging potential hints at increments of further complexity over time – an appreciable asset for any seasoned investment portfolio.

In summary, the 2015 vintage from Domaine Leroy, thanks to its harmonious interplay between ripe fruit and refined tannins, combined with its storied origins, emerges as an exemplar among investment-grade wines. Its narrative - woven from an exceptional year and the virtuoso touch of its winemaker - promises to enrich both cellar and investor with each passing year.

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The 2015 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy is one of the most magical wines to be found in Burgundy in this vintage, soaring from the glass with a bouquet of kaleidoscopic complexity, featuring notes of rose petal, blood orange, potpourri and bright berry fruit, with only hints of the savory complexity to come with bottle age. On the palate, the wine is deep, full-bodied and extraordinarily multifaceted, with immense concentration, incredible energy and a long, resonating finish. Both more elegant and more reserved than the gloriously dramatic Richebourg that followed it, this is a profound Romanée-Saint-Vivant.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 29 March 2018

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