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1988 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru

  • 86 WA
  • 92 WS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 52633-1988-750

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  • Burghound | Rating: 93

    (|a very powerful vintage and still improving and even though this is not too far away from its peak, it should hold for many years| - AdV). Somewhat subdued and reserved on the nose with the classic nose of Asian spices, hoisin, soy and a trace of oak followed by sweet, long, structured and beautifully complex flavors. There is fine length here and the power is impressive. This is still a bit tight but this is finally beginning to unwind. I would give this another 5 to 7 years in the cellar and drink over the next 10 to 15 years. Consistent notes as I have tasted this many times.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Excellent, showing a minerally concentration that gives it a silky feel on the midpalate. Lots of great acidity makes it fresh and zesty. Medium-bodied, with lovely red berry flavor and firm, gripping tannins that provide a chewy finish. Expect a rather lean wine, not an opulent one.--La Tache vertical.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 86

    The 1988 La Tache reveals a moderately interesting bouquet of Asian spices, dried herbs, earth, and sweet red and black fruits. However, it is surprisingly shallow, medium-bodied, and short on the palate.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Still evolving
    Drink Dates: 2008-2030
    Author: 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.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 313 bottles owned
  • 76 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 76 collectors)