Wine Advocate | Rating: 86PRODUCTION: 2,115 cases. An inconsistent year for the DRC wines, the 1976 La Tache possesses extremely high alcohol, ferocious levels of tannin, and a disjointed, diffuse character. It offers the earthy, smoked game, spicy, ripe components of a top vintage, but the wine has a hole in the middle and the structure dominates the wine's personality. The tea and vegetal aspects of Pinot Noir emerge as the wine sits in the glass. It is likely to dry out further with cellaring, so drink it up.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 85Round, ripe and sweet-tasting, medium-bodied and balanced, this is a very good, mature red Burgundy, with brown sugar, cinnamon and black cherry flavors but not much minerally terroir quality.--La Tache vertical.Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
Self | Rating: 92Lots of life leftDrink Dates: 2010-2020Author: 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
- 84 bottles owned
- 28 collectors
- Average collector rating: 92
(Out of 28 collectors)