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!
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...