1990 DRC Domaine de la Romanee Conti St. Vivant Burgundy - 750ml

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1990 DRC St. Vivant Burgundy

The DRC's Romanee St.-Vivant is a tough wine to evaluate. I found the 1990 to have a pervasive earthy cinnamon clove sweet fruit-scented nose intermingled with scents of spicy new oak. Although closed the wine exhibits great depth medium to full body and copious...

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Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 1990
Rating WS90
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Burgundy
Location Cote de Nuits
Producer Romanee Conti Domaine de la
Locale Vosne Romanee
Site Romanee St Vivant
Color Red
Wine Type Table
1990 DRC St. Vivant Burgundy

The DRC's Romanee St.-Vivant is a tough wine to evaluate. I found the 1990 to have a pervasive earthy cinnamon clove sweet fruit-scented nose intermingled with scents of spicy new oak. Although closed the wine exhibits great depth medium to full body and copious quantities of hard tannins in the long structured austere finish. It requires a patient buyer. Anticipated maturity: 1999-2015. The DRC 1990s all of which were bottled in April/May are among the deepest colored wines from this domaine that I have tasted in the last decade. Moreover they are firmly structured with significant tannins from both the vintage and from the aging in 100% new oak barrels. For the fortunate few who have had the discretionary income to afford the other great vintages of the DRC from the eighties 1980 1983 1985 1988 and 1989 the question is - are the 1990s superior? I am not sure they are any better than the 1980s 1985 and 1988s but they undoubtedly represent a classic concentrated long-lived style of wine. Moreover all of these wines should have a more graceful evolution and broader window of drinkability than the tannic 1988s as well as potentially greater longevity than the succulent and opulent 1985s. All of these offerings are outstanding with that tell-tale complex exotic fragrance that the DRC routinely achieves. NOTE: Prices had not been released the wines will arrive in early 1993. I have inserted the same prices asked for the 1989 vintage as an approximation of what these wines will fetch. RP Extremely rich and ripe with explosive aromas of Vosne spice earth and only a touch of secondary nuance followed by big indeed even robust flavors that show good muscle but no rusticity and while this displays only a bit of the classic RSV velvet this character will undoubtedly become more pronounced with age as there is plenty of mid-palate density. Quite long and still very much of a baby the '90 RSV is most promising. I would try again in 2010 but this will live for 30 years perhaps longer. Multiple and consistent notes. BH

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