Comparatively new, Domaine de L'Arlot was set up in 1987 by insurance company AXA, with strong financial background and management by Jean Pierre de Smet and Jacques Seysses (now the winemaker in Clos de Tart), great wines have consistently been produced year after year. This is absolutely a stunning domaine that makes very fine wines from Nuits-St-Georges, Vosne Romanee les Suchots and the domaine’s only Grand Cru holdings – Romanee St Vivant. Last year I have been lucky enough to taste a few vintages of Romanee St Vivant, the qualities are very consistent from vintage to vintage, classy juice with abundant floral and red fruits that jumps out from the glass which remains as one of the best bottles I strongly insist to pick up, especially in great vintages such as 2009, 2010 and 2012. This is the Romanee St Vivant which connoisseurs like to put it side-by-side with Domaine de la Romanee Conti’s, in 2009, L’Arlot Romanee St Vivant again looks very well positioned in critics’ scores as well as prices –
We are happy to offer 4 bottles which will arrive our cellar in around 3 – 4 weeks, in an OWC that is in transit from a French cellar to Hong Kong, with best price in market and pristine condition, this is highly considerable for every Vosne-Romanee lover –
Domaine de L'Arlot Romanee St Vivant 2009 HK$4,700 per bottle (4 bts available, pristine condition from OWC of 6) 97 pts Antonio Galloni, Vinous The 2009 Romanee St. Vivant has no beginning and no end. It just exists in the glass as a monument to the greatness of Burgundy. I could describe the aromas and flavors. There is plenty of dark fruit, mocha and exotic spices, but that would be a total disservice to the wine. The Romanee St. Vivant impresses for its weightless power and massive structure. It is not a seductive, floral Romanee St. Vivant. Readers can find that elsewhere. This is a wine that impresses for its depth, structure and sheer intensity. It is very Richebourg-like in many ways. I loved it. Anticipated maturity: 2024-2044. Subject to final confirmation. Arrive in 2 weeks.