Louis Latour Romanée-Saint-Vivant Les Quantre Journaux 2005

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The Latour family has been proprietors of a part of Romanée-Saint-Vivant since December 1898. "Les Quatre Journaux" is a magnificent plot of land situated at the South-West of Romanée Saint Vivant, a few meters from the Romanée-Conti vineyard. A "Journal" is an old Burgundian measurement corresponding to approximately 0.4 hectares (34,28 ares). Even though the Latours' initial purchase carried the entirety of the plot, half of it was sold some years later. Today Maison Louis Latour owns 0.8 hectares of Romanée-Saint-Vivant. It offers a marvelously aromatic wine, with a velvety texture which culminates in a persistent and powerful finish in the mouth. This is one of their greatest red wines.

A powerful wine that presents a complex bouquet. Spicy aromas are complemented with intense flavours of black fruits. Very well structured, this 2005 reveals all the potential it holds for the future. Definitely a wine to cellar for several years before opening. Cellaring potential 25-35 years.

Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru "Les Quatre Journaux" 2005 - Jancis Robinson - January 2007 - 18/20
"Relatively pale crimson. Aromatic and even slightly cheesy on the nose. Transparent fruit - quite delicate even. Really racy. Very different from the other wines. Not heavy at all-airborne ! Lots of delicate fruit. Excellent."

Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru "Les Quatre Journaux" 2005 - Burghound.com - April 2007 - 93/100
This is wonderful spicy with a broad mix of spice hints adding interest to the violet and blue fruit aromas where the violet character continues onto the floral medium full flavors that have almost as much power as the Chambertin. A big and borderline robust RSV underpinned by exceptionally firm but not aggressive structural elements and this will clearly need plenty of time to reach its majority.

Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru "Les Quatre Journaux" 2005 - Wine Advocate - May 30th, 2007 - 90+/100
"The 2005 Romanée St-Vivant Les Quantre Journaux offers a bright and energetic personnality, with meaty, musky, smoky and faintly fungal aromas, ample black fruit and needs to recover from its very recent bottling, but even so the finish is satisfyingly long."

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