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2003 DRC - Romanee St Vivant (Marey Monge)

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / VOSNE-ROMANEE
  • 95 WA
  • 93 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 58110-2003-750-0
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($856) Very good deep red-ruby. Very ripe aromas of raspberry, earth, Oriental spices, truffle and smoke; shows a slight suggestion of surmaturite but at the same time is perked up by a suggestion of menthol. Then sweet and supple, with very good definition and a light touch for 2003. Finishes with big tannins and impressive density and length.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2006
  • Burghound | Rating: 94

    In contrast to the aromatic explosiveness of the Grands Ech, this is a good deal more reserved but much more elegant with floral and subtle spice notes adding nuance to the upper register ripe black fruit aromas that are clearly pinot in basic character. The flavors aren't as big or muscular as the Grands but there is better precision, elegance and purity here with strikingly complex and refined flavors that are supple on the mid-palate but quite firm on the finish. There is the barest trace of warmth but it's a background note and this is superbly classy juice. The '01 RSV laid to rest the now dated notion that this wine isn't at the same level as the rest of the range here and this hammers home the point with authority. A great wine of enormous class and style and it is perhaps the freshest wine in the range in 2003.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2006
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Mid crimson with some blackness and a smudgy rim. Light, strangely simple nose. Boiled candy. Then flattering sweetness on the palate and a hint of dry tannins on the finish. ÿÿLack of lushness on the palate. Difficult to see how this going to develop. Rather short. ÿÿBut there is lots of pleasure here. It at least makes me feel like going home to drink a 2003 now!
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Perhaps the biggest Romanee-St.-Vivant produced at this domaine, the 2003 offers aromatics as well as flavors reminiscent of black fruits drenched in dark chocolate. Full-bodied, velvety-textured, as well as concentrated, it is immensely ripe, crammed with tannin, and vaunts an amazingly long finish.
    Author: Pierre Rovani
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Matt

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

  • 437 bottles owned
  • 100 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 100 collectors)