Lucien Le Moine Romanée Saint Vivant 2009

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Mounir and Rotem Saouma established the two-person micro-négoce of Lucien Le Moine in 1999. They produce only Grands and Premiers Cru's from Côte d'Or. They try to have the most beautiful Cru's in each Village, and renew their selection every year, depending of our view of the year. Having studied, lived and worked in Burgundy for several years, the Mounir and Rotem got to know many good growers in the region. They decided to join these relations and their devotion to quality in a small selected production of Cru's.
The illustrious Pinot Noir vineyard of Romanée-Saint-Vivant is a Grand Cru site which lies in Vosne-Romanée. Romanée Saint-Vivant is an L-shaped vineyard consisting of three square parcels which lie below Romanée Conti and Le Richebourg just above the village. It is the silkiest, most delicate of the commune's grands cru's, with the perfectly expressed elegance of the Pinot Noir. It is typically a harmoniously subtle wine of balance and refinement, with a bouquet of earth, spices and berries and a texture of great finesse typical of this cru. For viticultural purposes, the adjacent communes of Vosne-Romanée and Flagey-Echézeaux are considered to be one in the Côte de Nuits. Flagey-Echézeaux is bordered by Chambolle-Musigny and Clos-Vougeot; and Vosne-Romanée is bordered by Nuits-Saint-Georges. Between the two areas, they are the home of seven grand cru vineyards, arguably the greatest of the Côte d'Or. La Tâche, Romanée- Conti, La Romanée, Le Richebourg, and Romanée-Saint-Vivant all lie in Vosne-Romanée; and Grands-Echézeaux and Echézeaux are in Flagey-Echézeaux.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Lucien Le Moine
  • bh95

BurghoundA mildly floral and intensely spicy nose features notes of violets, rose petal, hoisin, soy and anise that add excellent breadth to the red currant aromas. The rich, detailed and utterly seductive medium-bodied flavors possess striking complexity to the impressively long finish. As good as this is, and it is spectacular, it doesn't quite have the sheer depth of material of the Richebourg even though it's close. 92-95

Allen Meadows
  • wa93-96

Wine AdvocateThe 2009 Romanee St. Vivant bursts from the glass with an exciting melange of racy fruit. It is fabulously rich and powerful, with sweet floral notes that wrap around the well-delineated finish. There is fabulous intensity from start to finish. This is a towering, statuesque Burgundy that will require time, but it is long on pedigree and sheer class. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039.

Antonio Galloni, September 2011