Located on the southern side of Romanee-Conti and situated on lower slopes, Romanée-St-Vivant had not been as famous as its neighbors Romanée-Conti, La Romanée, La Tache and Richebourg, but the owners have been carefully cultivating the land and hence qualities have shown vast improvements over the years and is now producing some of the lightest, most delicate and aromatic Grand Cru from Vosne-Romanée, and is considered a serious rival of Richebourg and sometimes even outperforms its masculine neighbor!
One of the more well-known producers of Romanée-St-Vivant is Domaine Follin-Arbelet, thanks to the Japanese wine-themed comic Drops of God that featured their RSV 1999, with very good reason. The owner, Franck Follin-Arbelet, grew up in Burgundy's Côte d’Or and while he was always attracted to viticulture, his family’s vines were all rented out and they did not make their own wine. In 1993, due to his interest and expertise in soil, he decided to set up his own estate and together with his wife, Christine, who comes from the Latour family, produces one village wine, four premier crus, and four grand crus including Romanée-St-Vivant in which their plot is situated nearby Domaine de la Romanee Conti's. They take on a traditional winemaking approach - fermenting in open-top wooden vats, using only indigenous yeasts, and the wines are bottled in unfined and unfiltered to create pure and intense wines. And, despite the great quality that they offer, Follin-Arbelet's Romanee-St-Vivant is relatively more accessible in price than their counterparts such as Romanée-Conti, Leroy and Sylvain Cathiard and thus is worthy of any Burgundy lover's consideration.
Today, we are pleased to present to you Domaine Follin-Arbelet's Romanee-St-Vivant Grand Cru 2009 at a special price offer of just HK$2,750 per bottle. Awarded with 92-94pts Allen Meadows accompanied with a comment "Don't Miss!", this is truly a fascinating opportunity to get a taste of this wonderful Grand Cru from one of the greatest vintages of Burgundy! -
Domaine Follin-Arbelet Romanée-St-Vivant Grand Cru 2009
HK$2,900 per bottle
Special Offer – HK$2,750 per bottle
Only 12 bottles available, ETA 2 weeks
92-94pts Allen Meadows “Don’t Miss!”
A ripe and exuberantly spicy nose also features an expansive range of fruit aromas that include red, blue and black berries plus plum nuances. The rich, seductive and mouth coating flavors are underpinned by phenolically mature tannins and excellent length where a touch of menthol surfaces. If there is a nit, it seems that this does not have the same level of energy of the best in the range but at this stage of development, this could easily change.
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