domaine sylvain cathiard, romanee-saint-vivant grand cru 2018
VINOUS
97
BURGHOUND.COM
96

2018 domaine sylvain cathiard, romanee-saint-vivant grand cru

Why We're Buying

Don't miss out on Domaine Sylvain Cathiard Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru. This pinot noir comes with a whirlwind of aromas, including roasted meats, smoke, and spice. The body isn't half bad either, with its incredible finesse and laser-like precision. From 2017 to 2021, the price has gone from $1,586 to $2,940 per bottle, marking an 85.3% return on investment.

Critics Scores

VINOUS
97

Vinous

There are three barrels of the 2018 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru this year, two of them new and the third four years old. This was displaying some reduction at the time of my visit, although underneath there is intense black and red fruit plus a subtle marine influence of oyster shell and seaweed. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent red cherries and raspberry laced with blood orange. It feels very tight, a little muscular in style, a Grand Cru that is built for the long term. But will it surpass the spellbinding Malconsorts? 2025 - 2050

BURGHOUND.COM
96

Burghound.com

A superbly spicy nose features ripe and very fresh aromas of plum, dark currant and once again nuances of exotic Asian tea. The lilting yet powerful and tautly muscular flavors possess even better density on the impeccably well-balanced finish that flashes a note of bitter pit fruit character. This is quite firm yet the overall impression is a wine of lace and grace. Drink: 2036+ Don't miss!

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

As usual, there are three barrels of Cathiard's 2018 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru, a stunning young wine that soars from the glass in a blaze of cassis, violets, orange rind, exotic spices, grilled meats and ripe plums. On the palate, it's full-bodied, layered and textural, with lively acids, prodigious concentration, powdery structuring tannins and a long, penetrating finish.

BURGHOUND
96

Burghound

A superbly spicy nose features ripe and very fresh aromas of plum, dark currant and once again nuances of exotic Asian tea. The lilting yet powerful and tautly muscular flavors possess even better density on the impeccably well-balanced finish that flashes a note of bitter pit fruit character. This is quite firm yet the overall impression is a wine of lace and grace. Drink: 2036+ Don't miss!