thomas-moillard 2000 romanée saint-vivant

Update 3.5.2007(1.5.2007)billn

thomas moillard vivantAnother en-primeur purchase – this time for around €50. Just like the Bonnes-Mares, these vines are now owned by Dujac – I expect the 2005 vintage will also be rather aspirationally priced! I opened a 99 last year and found it incredibly young so decided to pop my lone 91 for comparison – blind you would have difficulty spotting which was which! Time to see how approachable the 2000 is…
2000 Thomas-Moillard, Romanée Saint-Vivanttry to find this wine...
A lovely medium-plus ruby red colour – still just a hint of cherry red at the rim. The nose starts just a little meaty and beetrooty – not so great – but soon there is creamy black cherry but with a hint of reduction, finally it becomes redder, softer, more floral and much more interesting. This wine equals the concentration of the Bonnes-Mares but with a totally different and much more elegant personality. The tannins are in there somewhere, but the super-smooth, high quality fruit is the main attribute. The finish is borne on nicely judged acidity and again hints towards cream-edged black cherry – oh and it’s excellent – really long. Very young, but this is a wine I should perhaps have gone for the ‘full 12′ rather than the 6, it’s also more ‘honest’ about the vintage than the Bonnes-Mares was; obviously ripe with understated acidity and just a little plump. Versus the 1999 at the same time last year this is all the more interesting, elegant and drinkable – the 99 probably needs 10+ years to excite.
Rebuy – Yes

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There are 4 responses to “thomas-moillard 2000 romanée saint-vivant”

  1. Ed1st May 2007 at 10:47 pmPermalinkReply

    Their wines from NSG are very fine.

  2. sanjay2nd May 2007 at 7:45 amPermalinkReply

    I do not have any previous experience with this producer but I do have aaquired 1993 Thomas Moillard RSV and a Clos de Beze in my cellar. Have you tasted them and any opinion on them? Will they be ready now?


  3. Richard Brooks2nd May 2007 at 8:18 amPermalinkReply

    Good to see a note on this. I have their 2001 RSV, but I have not yet tasted it.

    Bill – have you tasted Moillard’s RSV or Bonnes Mares from 1995 or 1997 by any chance?



  4. bill nanson2nd May 2007 at 8:46 amPermalinkReply

    Sanjay – You have possibly some very fine wines there, only the style is for long maturing – with good storage (a pre-requisite) I wouldn’t expect them to be coming close to peaking in the next 5 years, more like 10 – but they should be good.

    Richard – I had the opportunity but not the cash for the 2001, none of those from 1995, but theoretically the Vosne Malconsorts and the NSG Clos Thorey – only theoretically because they were under the storage of a company called Uvine which went bust…

    Cheers, Bill

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