Romanee St. Vivant 2013 Confuron
|Region||Burgundy, Cotes de Nuits|
The 2013 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru sees 90% new oak and 25% whole-bunch fruit. It has an intense black plum, blackcurrant and fresh strawberry-scented bouquet with a subtle marine influence infusing the fruit. The palate is showing a lot of oak on the entry but there is plenty of fruit to absorb that, albeit with 8-10 year’s aging. Quite dense, almost opaque, this is a modern style of RSV but the persistence on the finish, that tingle on the tip of the tongue and the salinity seals the deal.
Winespectator / James Suckling (94)
A notably more elegant and complex nose exhibits notes of spice, plum, violet and sandalwood. The rich and sexy middle weight flavors possess lovely delineation and while the mouth feel is lacy there is no lack of power or punch on the sappy and mouth coating finish that delivers outstanding persistence. This will also require some patience to allow more depth than presently exists to better develop but this beauty should be well worth the wait.