Wine Advocate Review Rated 95 The Romanee-St.-Vivant is a powerhouse, as well as a potential monument of the vintage. Made from vines planted in 1920 and yields of less than two tons per acre, this wine exhibits everything a great young Burgundy should possess. The saturated dark ruby/purple color is followed by a nose that reluctantly offers up sweet aromas of plums, black-cherries, and licorice-covered raspberries. The wine hits the palate with great fruit extraction, superb purity, medium to full body, a long mid-palate, and an impressive 35-45 second finish. While it possesses the vintage's tell-tale high tannin level, this is a profoundly concentrated wine. As always, it is a question of balance, and this wine contains both the fruit and the structure. Do not touch a bottle for 3-4 years, then watch it magically evolve over the following two decades. Impressive!