The 2017 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru has a well-defined bouquet of raspberry and wild strawberry scents along with wet limestone and light sous-bois aromas, perhaps less floral than I was expecting. The palate is medium-bodied with filigreed tannins. A fine-boned RSV with traces of Chinese tea and a dash of white pepper toward the persistent finish. This is a classy grand cru that should give 25–30 years of drinking pleasure. (Drink between 2022-2055)
Fine beautiful purple, the aromatics are heavenly, there is a real level of additional succulence. This is built around the beautiful detail of pretty red fruits, nothing darker, but with excellent persistence. Very good density, and a heavenly follow through. Tghere is a certain sucrosity, in part due to the age of the vines which date back to the early 1920s. As gracious as you could want, and 9.25 barrels as well! Tasted: November 2018.
The 2017 Romanée-St.-Vivant from Monsieur van Canneyt is breathtakingly beautiful wine in the making. The bouquet is flat out stunning, soaring from the glass in a blaze of sappy black cherries, black raspberries, raw cocoa, a very complex base of minerality, duck, vanillin oak and an exotic touch of lavender in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, complex and full-bodied, with stunning depth at the sappy core, beautiful mineral drive and a long, tangy and fine-grained finish. This is light on its feet and yet loaded with sappy fruit and great minerality. A brilliant wine. Drink between 2030-2100