Sylvain Cathiard Vosne Romanee Orveaux 2017

Limited Stock
  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Sylvain Cathiard
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Country: France
  • Region: Burgundy
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: D8085
$395.00
In stock
SKU
D8085
Sylvain Cathiard Vosne Romanee Orveaux 2017 is available to buy in increments of 1
The 2017 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru En Orveaux delivers a superb bouquet of cassis, wild damson, grilled squab, sweet soil tones, licorice and exotic spices. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and concentrated, with a lavish core of old vine fruit, succulent acids, and fine-grained structuring tannins, concluding with a long and dramatic finish. This cuvée, from seventy-year-old vines, is the insiders' choice for chez Cathiard this year. Sébastien Cathiard has produced some of the wines of the 2017 vintage, a stunning portfolio that vindicates his decision to harvest late this year. The rudiments of the approach are simple: meticulous viticulture—though not, I should add, especially low yields—and careful sorting, followed by complete destemming, macerations of 20-30 days and maturation in barrel from some 15-18 months. The impact of new oak, once a defining feature of the Cathiard style, is now significantly less obtrusive, a thoroughly positive evolution that's been in evidence over the last few vintages and which seems to have been consummated with a beautifully integrated range of 2017s. Unfortunately, the market has already taken notice, and these wines are scarce and expensive. What's more, the quality Cathiard has achieved with this vintage will only add fuel to the fire.

92-94 pts Wine Advocate

The 2017 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru En Orveaux delivers a superb bouquet of cassis, wild damson, grilled squab, sweet soil tones, licorice and exotic spices. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and concentrated, with a lavish core of old vine fruit, succulent acids, and fine-grained structuring tannins, concluding with a long and dramatic finish. This cuvée, from seventy-year-old vines, is the insiders' choice for chez Cathiard this year. Sébastien Cathiard has produced some of the wines of the 2017 vintage, a stunning portfolio that vindicates his decision to harvest late this year. The rudiments of the approach are simple: meticulous viticulture—though not, I should add, especially low yields—and careful sorting, followed by complete destemming, macerations of 20-30 days and maturation in barrel from some 15-18 months. The impact of new oak, once a defining feature of the Cathiard style, is now significantly less obtrusive, a thoroughly positive evolution that's been in evidence over the last few vintages and which seems to have been consummated with a beautifully integrated range of 2017s. Unfortunately, the market has already taken notice, and these wines are scarce and expensive. What's more, the quality Cathiard has achieved with this vintage will only add fuel to the fire.

92-94 pts Vinous

The 2017 Vosne-Romanée En Orveaux comes from 75-year-old vines from massal selection that tend to suffer millerandage that enhances air circulation around the bunches. Matured in 50% new oak, it has a fragrant mixture of red and blue fruit on the very floral nose: scents of pressed violets waft up from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, and there is a palpable marine influence, shucked oyster shells permeating the red fruit toward quite a feisty finish. Superb.

90-93 pts Burghound

A more deeply pitched if just as spicy aromatic combination consists of ripe plum, dark currant and violet scents. As is typically the case, the medium-bodied flavors possess both a bit more volume and certainly more richness if perhaps not quite the same level of minerality on the austere, serious and impressively persistent finale. This isn't as refined as the Reignots but it's more powerful.