2005 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Romanee St Vivant

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WA 97
  • BH 97
  • AG 97
  • IWC 95

Reviews for 2005 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Romanee St Vivant

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2007
Just as this year's Echezeaux challenges the quality of the Grands-Echezeaux another surprise of the vintage is a spectacular showing for the 2005 Romanee-St.-Vivant. A startlingly dark mouth-watering amalgam of purple... Just as this year's Echezeaux challenges the quality of the Grands-Echezeaux another surprise of the vintage is a spectacular showing for the 2005 Romanee-St.-Vivant. A startlingly dark mouth-watering amalgam of purple plum paste blackberry preserves bitter chocolate toasted walnut soy and raw beef intrigues the nose. On the palate this cleaves to the dark side with viscous mouth-coating concentration of lightly-cooked black fruits charred meat mysterious forest floor complexity and bitter-sweet florality but simultaneously delivers a vibratory finish like that of the energetic Grands-Echezeaux. With its palpable extract profound personality and refined but abundant tannins this is surely wine to set aside for at least a decade.
BH 97
Burghound - Burghound, January 2008
This is also very primary and backward as hints of supremely elegant and seductive exceptionally ripe black fruit aromas replete with soy hoisin clove and anise nuances merge into wonderfully fine and refined linear and... This is also very primary and backward as hints of supremely elegant and seductive exceptionally ripe black fruit aromas replete with soy hoisin clove and anise nuances merge into wonderfully fine and refined linear and firmly structured flavors that culminate in a precise pure and driving finish that goes on and on. This is a really impressive effort that offers terrific potential but fans of this wine should note that it is arguably more masculine than it usually is yet at the same time utterly seamless. A 'wow' wine that is perhaps the ripest of the DRC '05s. A true knockout that is sheer class.
AG 97
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, February 2015
The 2005 Romanée-St. Vivant is both incredibly aromatic and vibrant, but, then again, it is Romanée-St. Vivant. Here, the impression is of pure verticality and towering structure. A bit darker and more brooding than RSV... The 2005 Romanée-St. Vivant is both incredibly aromatic and vibrant, but, then again, it is Romanée-St. Vivant. Here, the impression is of pure verticality and towering structure. A bit darker and more brooding than RSV often is, the 2005 is a wine built for cellaring. Perhaps because it is the first wine I tasted from the domaine, I have always had a weak spot for the RSV. The 2005 is magnificent, but it is also a wine for those who can be patient. Drinking window: 2020-2055.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2008
Deep red-ruby. Multidimensional nose combines blackberry violet and minerals with exotic spices earth and underbrush. Then juicy and gripping in the mouth combining outstanding density and a distinctly light touch. This... Deep red-ruby. Multidimensional nose combines blackberry violet and minerals with exotic spices earth and underbrush. Then juicy and gripping in the mouth combining outstanding density and a distinctly light touch. This too boasts superb energy and sappiness to its flavors of red fruits spices and earth. Wonderfully complex already but youthfully tight firmly structured and built for a long and slow evolution in bottle. The tannins are solid but not hard. A great vintage for this cuvee and likely to evolve for two or three decades at a minimum.