Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Romanée-St-Vivant Marey Monge 1966

Romanée-St-Vivant Marey Monge/DRC 1966
It was in 1966 that the Marey-Monge family granted the Domaine Romanée Conti the lease of their share of this fabulous vineyard.
Medium deep colour, mature and healthy looking; old nose, just about holding;
sweet ripe Pinot, very soft but with a bite at the end that makes it still a pleasure to drink. This would have been perfect maybe 10 years ago..but I could never decide when to open it!
Points. 18.5





Why did I decide now..well..I phoned a few friends at short notice..my wife had cooked a class 'British' dish.. steak & kidney pie...and I was going to open a few bottles of Spätburgunder. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending how you look at it) 2 of them could not come...so..Volker could..and as I only wanted to ever try this when only 2 people could share.. the moment had arrived. To the other 2 who could not come..if you had been able to..I wouldn't have therefore opened it.Does that ease the pain of missing out?..maybe not...



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have had this wine twice and have been looking for another bottle. The first chance to try it was in '87 and the 2nd was in '92. This wine is the reason I now love Pinot. Soft and delicate but with the most amazing complexity that seamed to have no end. There have only been two wines in my life that I could not find a single flaw with, This '66 St Vivant & a '71 Petrus. I am glad to hear that you had a great meal and company to share it with.
Don

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