DRC St Vivant 1999 750mL
A highly expressive nose of remarkably dense aromas featuring classic Vosne spice and crushed blackberries leads to full-bodied and very sappy medium-bodied flavors that display a terrific inner core of complexity and still more spice on the hugely long finish. The purity of extract displayed here is mind bending and this is unquestionably the finest DRC Romanée St.-Vivant in many a vintage. The '99 would appear to support the Domaine's contention that all the vineyard work they've done is paying off. A great vintage for this wine and it's very clearly still on the way up. For my taste while this could be drunk now with a great deal of pleasure it's still at least 5 years away from its full peak and 7 to 10 years is not out of the question. In sum I will not be opening the bottles that I own for several more years. Consistent and multiple notes.