The Fine Wine Experience in Taiwan - Romanée-St-Vivant Dinner

Date: 19th May 2016
Time: 7PM
Venue: Privy Room, La Grande Vinotheque (No. 317, Tayou Rd, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10594)
Price: HKD 9,500 per person

Romanée St. Vivant is one of the Côte de Nuit’s finest grand cru vineyards. Nestled in the heart of Vosne-Romanée, with La Grand Rue to its south, Les Suchots to its north, and La Romanée-Conti and Richebourg to its west, it epitomizes the Vosne ideal of enthralling aromatics, laciness, delicacy, yet also strength, length and longevity.

It’s qualities have been long known. It was the property of the Abbey of Saint Vivant from the 9th century, but was already prized by then.

When Richard Olney asked Lalou Bize-Leroy and Henri de Villaine (Aubert de Villaine’s father) what the distinct quality of Romanée-St-Vivant was, they replied poetically:
“Each year Romanée-Saint-Vivant casts a spell of awe before the miracle of its delicacy and its femininity, its irresistible determination to seduce, before which one is helpless. Its perfumes are bewitching; one cannot help loving it and, only then, does one realize that behind this grace resides a strength in such perfect balance that, at first, it was imperceptible.”

This evening, to really understand this vineyard’s qualities and expressions, we have assembled a fine selection of fourteen bottles covering ten vintages, nine producers, and four decades, including the chance to see the same producer in different vintages, and the same vintage from different producers! As always, we take our time to select bottles with top provenance.

 

Wines to be served:
1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
1976 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

2001 Domaine Leroy
1976 Maison Leroy

2006 Domaine Hudelot Noëllat
1993 Domaine Hudelot Noëllat

 

2008 Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux
1989 Domaine Robert Arnoux

1999 Louis Jadot
1993 Louis Jadot

2007 Domaine Sylvain Cathiard
2006 Domaine de l’Arlot
2001 Domaine J.J. Confuron
1982 Joseph Drouhin

 

 

WINES TASTED