Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux, Romanee-St-Vivant Grand Cru 2013
Bottle Size: 75cl
Region: France: Burgundy Red
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
(50% vendange entier; 100% new oak; bottled the same day as the Suchots, in May of 2015): Bright dark red. Tighter and darker on the nose than the Suchots, hinting at black fruits, licorice, minerals and flowers. Also less sweet in the mouth but already delivers outstanding tension and definition, with the dark fruit and bitter chocolate flavors complicated by an element of noble herbs. The superb palate-staining finish features firm, suave tannins and outstanding subtle persistence. This aristocratic wine will need more patience than the Suchots but should ultimately surpass it. 93+ Points. Tasted November 2015. Stephan Tanzer. Vinous.