Romanée-Saint-Vivant – 20 years on

Update 15.10.2018(18.9.2018)billn

I’m planning a tasting of 16 different labels of RSV from the 1999 vintage – in Bern, in Spring 2019. All the bottles were bought by me between 2001 and 2002…

Clearly it won’t be a cheap tasting, but get in touch if you’re interested to join – 10 places available – anyone who brings a magnum of the Leroy can get in for free though!

Waiting will be:

L’ArlotClavelier et FilsLouis JadotNicolas Potel
Robert ArnouxJoseph DrouhinLouis LatourAntonin Rodet
Sylvain CathiardGriveletMoillard-GrivotRomanée-Conti

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There are 8 responses to “Romanée-Saint-Vivant – 20 years on”

  1. Phil eaves18th September 2018 at 7:52 pmPermalinkReply

    Hi Bill sounds great fun very interested subject dates

  2. Tom Blach24th September 2018 at 8:24 pmPermalinkReply

    What an interesting list, I had no idea that there were Grivelet labelled bottles so recently.
    Are the Moillard-Grivot and Thomas-Moillard from the same plot?

    • billn25th September 2018 at 6:55 pmPermalinkReply

      Hi Tom
      Yes, I was amazed what came out of the woodwork.
      The two Moillards are different – the TM was the domaine plot (later labeled as Domaine Charles Thomas) that was a part of the sale to Dujac/de Montille, whereas the MG was a contract that they bought each year…

  3. Harri Såltin2nd October 2018 at 5:44 pmPermalinkReply

    Very interested indeed. Bern is still only an hour from Zürich.

    • billn2nd October 2018 at 5:59 pmPermalinkReply

      One hour by train – sometimes much longer by car 🙂
      Thanks Harri – will send out more details in the second half of November – but the tasting is (outline) planned for the second half of March (2019), Kursaal, Bern
      Will keep you posted

  4. Filippo MG3rd October 2018 at 8:32 pmPermalinkReply

    Interest date depending…


    • billn3rd October 2018 at 9:01 pmPermalinkReply

      Noted Filippo, with thanks
      Planning is for second half of March, 19 in Bern, I’ll canvas those interested for the dates that suit the most people.
      Be in touch in November – Bestest!

  5. Simon Paul11th October 2018 at 7:34 pmPermalinkReply

    Interested : depends on date and my wife’s attitude (not a wine enthousiast) because I won’t go in that direction for less than a week (lived in Bern for half a year back in 1971 and still have a contact there with whom I correspond frequently). Also in Lent – I have some serious musical commitments which still have to confirm.

    • billn11th October 2018 at 9:23 pmPermalinkReply

      Appreciated Simon, will keep you abreast of developments in the second half of November.

  6. Dan13th October 2018 at 5:55 pmPermalinkReply

    Very interested. Will be in Reims 18-22 March so hope you choose March 23/24!

  7. Claude Kolm15th October 2018 at 9:04 amPermalinkReply

    I’m not sure yet which continent I’ll be on that date, Bill, and I can’t supply the Leroy, but if I’m back on this side of the Pond I could supply a bottle of JJ Confuron, if that interests you.

    Maybe we’ll see each other in the coming weeks (Drouhin and/or Gevrey tastings?) and can discuss.


  8. Hartmut Wastian6th January 2019 at 11:18 pmPermalinkReply

    Hi Bill,
    I’d like to join, based on dates: I’ll be booked from March 24 to April 1st already.

    Happy new year and thanks for all efforts!

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