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99 thomas-moillard romanée saint vivant


1999 Thomas-Moillard, Romanée Saint-Vivant
The colour’s quite dark. Aromatically this is rather monolithic for quite some hours – only on day two do you have more of a Vosne impression, but there is still a solid core of dark, almost roast, licorice-laced fruit. There’s good acidity and balance – just a little lithe in shape and it’s also sneakily, mouth-wateringly long. Whilst it’s not very tannic, there’s the clear impression that everything that could have been extracted, was extracted. Drinkable but despite that, a mile away from drinking ‘nicely’. Wait at least 10 years…
Rebuy – Maybe

6 responses to “99 thomas-moillard romanée saint vivant”

  1. Joachim

    I had a 98 Malconsorts of this Domaine recently and had the same impression, very monolithic (and tannic, too!) and I thought that I have to wait another five years or so. Thought it would be the tannic vintage plus the tannic cru. Or do you think this could be just the style of Moillard?

  2. Joachim

    Out of curiosity: Would you say that wines which are concentrated technically, for example by osmosis-conversion (don’t know if I translated this right, but Michel Gros does it, to my knowledge) are developing in the same way? To my experience, the structure of concentrated wines often falls apart when they ripen.

  3. Joachim

    A quote from Michel in the latest issue 45 of Burghound, regarding the 2010 vintage:

    “Because the fruit was so clean I decided to concentrate a few wines slightly, which is to say a bit less than 5% rather than chaptalize.”

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