Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee St. Vivant Grand Cru 2009
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This bottle of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti's 2009 Romanée-St-Vivant Grand Cru was quite reserved, opening in the glass with notes of raspberries and cherries complemented by hints of rose petal, cinnamon and coniferous forest floor. Medium to full-bodied and fleshy but a little introverted, it's girdled by juicy acids and underpinned by powdery tannins, concluding with a long and fragrant finish. Compared to the sheer expressiveness of the 2009 La Tâche, this was surprisingly introverted, though of course that may well have been simply the particular bottle or the day on which I encountered it.