1988 Romanee St Vivant Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Burgundy  France Still wine

1988 Romanee St Vivant

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti

91Average Score
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I had a slight reservation about the Romanee St.-Vivant. As in 1987, I wondered whether the 1988 was excessively tannic and a gamble for the long run. There is no doubting its massive constitution, full body, and rich extract, but the tannins seemed extremely hard and tough, and this wine would appear to be at least a decade away from drinkability. Perhaps because one so rarely encounters this old-style, tannic type of burgundy, it is tempting to dismiss it as too hard and tough. Yet this wine might very well have the unheard-of aging potential of 30 or more years. Jan 1990, www.robertparker.com

Robert Parker    Score: 90/100

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