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2018 Domaine Sylvain Cathiard & Fils Vosne-Romanée

  • Producer
    Domaine Sylvain Cathiard & Fils
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Noir
  • Region
  • Sub Region
    Vosne Romanee
  • Size

Sylvain Cathiard’s grandfather, a foundling from Savoie, came to Burgundy and found work with Domaine de la Romanée Conti (DRC) and Lamarche, subsequently buying a few parcels of vineyards for himself. His son André Cathiard began to bottle some of the crop.
In due course Sylvain began work with his father but then separated to start his own small domaine, until on his father’s retirement in 1995, Sylvain could take back the family vineyards on a renting agreement. He has now been joined by his son Sébastien.
The Cathiards have 5.5 hectares of vineyards in Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-St-Georges and Chambolle-Musigny, including tiny holdings in Clos de Vougeot and Romanée-St-Vivant. A recent addition (from 2006) to the range is the Nuits-St-Georges Aux Thorey.

Tasting Notes

89-91 Points Allen Meadows
Background hints of oak set off the very spicy and attractively fresh aromas of red currant, dark raspberry and a whiff of sandalwood. I very much like the seductive texture and volume to the delicious, intense and well-detailed flavors that also terminate in a youthfully austere finish. If this can add depth with time in bottle it should merit the upper end of my projected range.

90-92 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2018 Vosne-Romanée is showing beautifully, soaring from the glass with a deep bouquet of wild berries, plums and cherries mingled with sweet spices, woodsmoke, grilled squab and rich soil tones. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, supple and velvety, with fine concentration, lively acids and an expansive finish.

2018 Domaine Sylvain Cathiard & Fils Vosne-Romanée