A Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru Red Wine with Powerful Aromas
The Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru "Les Quatre Journaux" from Maison Louis Latour is a single variety red wine from Pinot Noir grapes of the Romanée-Saint-Vivant appellation. The vines benefit from an average 30-years-old and a subsoil of ferrous (iron-based) clay. The vines cover 0.8 hectares.
The Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru "Les Quatre Journaux" 2015 has a sublime ruby colour with garnet highlights. It has a powerful nose that reveals cassis, blackberry and forest floor aromas. On the palate, there is a round mouthfeel with toasted hazelnuts and licorice flavours. Its exceptional ageing potential makes it possible to keep it until 2035-2045.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Romanee St Vivant les Quatre Journaux Grand Cru is a lovely wine, and one which is likely to surprise in blind tastings in a few years' time. A pretty nose of rose petal, ripe red cherry, dark chocolate, anise and incipient smoked duck introduces a full-bodied, supple wine with a lavish, expansive attack, good depth, and an ample chassis of fine-grained tannins. The finish is deceptively long. This wine seems likely to be one of the more approachable 2015 grand crus and should give pleasure throughout a broad window.