Burghound | Rating: 95Classic and very ripe mature burg fruit intermingles with a wonderful array of spices, especially anise and soy all of which are framed by a touch of caramel. The flavors are extremely rich, sweet and wonderfully concentrated with a deep, very sweet essence of pinot finish that still retains glimpses of its former power. The tannins are fully resolved and the finish is nothing but pure silk and velvet. Tasted many times and while there is some bottle variation, well-stored bottles are consistently marvelous.Author: Allen Meadows
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88There's an alluring, sweet fruit bouquet of strawberry, cherry, leather and smoke. Like a different wine on the palate, it dissipates quickly and is dry on the finish. A green, vegetal note appears with air. The consensus was that this bottle was not in good condition.--La Tache non-blind vertical. Drink now.Author: Bruce Sanderson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90Very sweet, extremely alcoholic, yet also somewhat fuzzy and lacking precision, the 1971 La Tache is still an outstanding wine because of its voluptuous texture, and thick, juicy, succulent flavors. The color is nearly brown, but the nose remains intense and provocative. This wine is living on borrowed time as there is little grip or structure. Run, don't walk, to guzzle this vintage.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 99From a pristine case that had set in temp controlled cellar since acquired by the collector as a future or direct from the Domaine. Decanted for 1 1/2 hour and when poured you could smell the gigantic nose from your lunch mates glass. Will improve to a 100 points in another 5 years.Drink Dates: 2009-2025Author: Jeezos
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.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 78 bottles owned
- 23 collectors
- Average collector rating: 99
(Out of 23 collectors)