1991 DRC - Romanee St Vivant (Marey Monge)
Wine Advocate | Rating: 88I found the Romanee St.-Vivant to be softer and lighter than the other 1991s from the DRC. It offers distinctive aromas of cloves, cinnamon, and earthy black fruits. Medium-bodied and supple, with light tannins, this is one 1991 that can be drunk now or over the next 12-15 years.Author: Robert Parker
Rating: 93Wonderful aromatics of Vosne spice, black fruit and hints of earth and violets followed by rich, velvety flavors of stunning complexity and exceptional length. This has finally started to open and shows even more promise now than it did before as the hardness of the tannins is melting, revealing classic RSV qualities. Drinkable now but this will undoubtedly be better with a few more years of bottle age. Multiple and consistent notes.Author: Allen Meadows
Rating: 88Ripe and generous, a fairly smooth-textured, with nicely integrated tannins and a smoky edge to the currant and berry flavors. Tasty and drinkable now. 1,548 cases made.
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) is Burgundy's most famous estate, producing all grand cru wines from 25 hectares of vines. The wines are made in extremely limited quantities and generate some of the highest prices on the market. DRC produces the grands crus Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Grands Échezeaux, Échezeaux, and Montrachet, of which both Romanée Conti and La Tâche are monopoles.
Co-proprietor Aubert de Villaine has farmed the vineyards organically since 1986 and has adhered to traditional, natural winemaking practices. Only natural yeasts are used, and aging is done in 100% new oak. The wines are characterized by finesse, balance, and refinement. They clearly reflect a sense of place and have the ability to age while increasing in both character and value.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 117 bottles owned
- 38 collectors