Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17Light tawny ruby. Light mushroom nose grew in the glass. Very light nose. A bit severe on the palate. Not flattering.A?AÿA bit stolid. Not nearly as rich as one might expect.Author: Jancis RobinsonIssue: 39241
Wine Spectator | Rating: 86Still fruity and somewhat light-bodied, but it is fresh, with a lemony, zesty, vibrant core, showing good red berry flavor but not much i terroir n complexity. Turns a bit dry and hot on the slightly raw finish.--La Tache vertical.Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92Tasted at the La Tache vertical at The Square. The La Tache 1969 provided a fitting end for what was a great run of vintage throughout the decade. Now at 45 years old it unashamedly sports a mature, brickish hue. The nose does not quite contain the untrameled exuberance of the 1964 or 1966, but there is a sense of elegance and refinement in situ. The palate is well balanced, slightly rustic in style with chewier tannins than other vintages. There is clearly good backbone here with spice, tangy marmalade and white pepper on the finish that is just missing a little precision. I suspect this was superior 10 to 15 years ago and is now in gentle decline. However, unlike others this is still worth seeking out.Author: Neal Martin
Rating: 89The classic La Tƒche nose remains intact with sweet Asian spices and plenty of secondary development and rich, medium weight flavors that are beginning to lean out and the finish is now displaying some edgy acidity poking through. The tannins are largely resolved but again, they come up on the finish and the sweetness is not quite enough to completely buffer them. In short, this is good but no longer exceptional and unless you have bottles that have been stored under near glacial conditions, the time has come to drink up.Issue: 4th Quarter, 2003
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) is Burgundy's most famous estate, producing all grand cru wines from 25 hectares of vines. The wines are made in extremely limited quantities and generate some of the highest prices on the market. DRC produces the grands crus Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Grands Échezeaux, Échezeaux, and Montrachet, of which both Romanée Conti and La Tâche are monopoles.
Co-proprietor Aubert de Villaine has farmed the vineyards organically since 1986 and has adhered to traditional, natural winemaking practices. Only natural yeasts are used, and aging is done in 100% new oak. The wines are characterized by finesse, balance, and refinement. They clearly reflect a sense of place and have the ability to age while increasing in both character and value.
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
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