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2004 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-St. Vivant

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Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

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RATINGS

95Wine Enthusiast

A delicious, flowery, aromatic wine. The flavors float around the firm core of fine tannins, plum skin and fig flavors, combining with acidity and leaving an impression of delicacy, yet also great aging potential.

93The Wine Advocate

A mineral-driven nose, a little stony at first with a touch of wild heather, then developing a touch of orange-blossom and forest floor. The palate is mercurial... a soft but impressively long, earthy finish... elegance and cohesion...

93Wine Spectator

Marked by oak, the aromas show vanilla and spice notes. There's depth and richness to the black cherry fruit, accompanied by a sense of mineral. Firm yet finely grained tannins mark the finish.

92Stephen Tanzer

Sweet, aromatic and penetrating, with lovely acidity giving shape and life to the silky, slowly mounting flavors. In a distinctly feminine style...

18.5Jancis Robinson

Bright red cherry fruit on the nose which is remarkably intense. This exuberant wine leaps out of the glass in a super-fruity way. Extremely full ripe nose with good acidity & a slightly animal hint... Round & glorious, lots of stuffing...

92Burghound.com

...exuberantly expressive and luxurious black fruit nose nuanced by a huge range of spices including anise, clove, cinnamon, tea and hoisin as well. Moderately full, sappy, rich and sweet with ample volume and a palate drenching finish...

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanee, Romanee-St. Vivant

Romanee-Saint-Vivant is a 23-acre Grand Cru vineyard just on the northern edge of the commune of Vosne-Romanee in the Cote de Nuits. The vineyard faces east, has a gentle incline and an elevation of 250 to 265 meters. The soil is clay and limestone. Principal producers of Romanee-Saint-Vivant are Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, with 13.23 acres; Leroy, with 2.48 acres; and Domaine de Corton-Grancey/Louis Latour, with 1.9 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.

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