Domaine de L'Arlot Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru 2019This 2019 biodynamic vintage from Domaine L'Arlot is another stunning example of Romanee Saint Vivant Grand Cru. The enchanting nose offers a complex array of red and black fruits, violet, and subtle spice. The palate is a harmonious balance of fruit intensity, supple tannins, and vibrant acidity. The finish is long and satisfying, making this wine a standout amongst its peers.
Tom Cannavan (Wine Expert)
- Really quite dark and a touch more solid than the 2018, though far from opaque. The nose has smokiness and meatiness, perhaps a touch reduced at this stage, but that does not mask the terroir aromas that are consistent through these samples. The palate has a coffeeish texture and density, a little espresso shot adding depth to the red fruits and the crunch of the acidity. Seville orange and bitter cherry drive the fish, spicy but the fruit so powerful. This should improve over several years, but is a terrific young wine with obvious potential.