Wine Advocate Domaine de l'Arlot, 2014 L'Arlot Romanée 'Saint Vivant' Grand Cru
"The 2014 Romanée St Vivant Grand Cru, three and half barrels of it, has a perfumed rose petal and vanilla-tinged bouquet that is very delineated and lifted, with bright red berry fruit, perhaps even a dab of white chocolate. It is a fascinating aromatic. The palate is medium-bodied with fine and supple tannin, well judged acidity and a gentle grip in the mouth. It is tightly-knit and more linear compared to recent vintages, nowhere near a flamboyant RSV with an attractive piquant finish. This is a very good if not stunning Romanée-Saint-Vivant, not quite the stellar showing from other domaines. -NM" –Dec 2015
Vinous Domaine de l'Arlot, 2014 L'Arlot Romanée 'Saint Vivant' Grand Cru
"(85% vendange entier; 56% new oak): Bright dark red Captivating perfume of black raspberry, pomegranate, cranberry, cocoa powder, licorice, violet and peony Juicy, tactile and superconcentrated, with terrific mineral energy giving punch to the wine\'s berry and floral flavors Outstanding density, clarity and class here but more backward and less perfumed today than the stunning Suchots Serious tannins coat the entire mouth on the very long, powerful finish This will require patient cellaring The crop level for these vines and the Suchots was about 35 hectoliters per hectare in 2014, which winemaker Geraldine Godot described as relatively high for the estate"
Domaine de l'Arlot, 2014 L'Arlot Romanée 'Saint Vivant' Grand Cru
The vineyard of Romanée Saint Vivant is a neighboring plot to the famous Romanée-Conti. Its soils are composed of a mixture of clay and limestone, producing vines averaging 40 years of age.The vineyard has been organically farmed since 2000, and has additionally become bio-dynamic since 2003.
The grapes are hand picked, twice sorted (once on the vine, then at the crush pad after being picked). All transfers are made via gravity flow. By avoiding the use of pumps, the integrity of the grapes are better preserved. Domaine de l'Arlot takes a very hands off approach to winemaking.
This wine is aged in roughly 55% New French Oak for 16 to 18 months.