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Romanée Saint Vivant, Domaine Sylvain Cathiard 1996

Tasting Notes

Sexy, seductive, spicy and elegant. In short, this is everything a great Romanée St. Vivant should be with captivating complexity and endlessly fascinating flavor nuances culminating in a finish that seemingly lasts forever. I could taste this the next day, it was that compelling. As one would expect, this is still in its infancy and while there is plenty of mid-palate extract, this finishes with a wallop of tannins that will require every bit of a decade to resolve plus a touch of wood spice. Terrific.

Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, April 2005
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