Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Beautiful aromas--like a garden in bloom, freshly ploughed wet earth, crushed raspberries and currants. Full-bodied, balanced and dark-colored, it's satisfying and quite rich and ripe. Suggests enough depth to last in the cellar. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 1,270 cases made.Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93Dark-colored, the aromatically tight 1997 La Tache reveals Asian spices, pepper, cherries and black currants. This is a velvety-textured, expansive, and massively ripe wine boasting flavors reminiscent of licorice and blackberry jam. It has superb depth of fruit (particularly for this sometimes |simple| vintage), medium-to-full body, and admirable length to its supple finish.Author: Pierre Rovani
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Full red-ruby. Expressive, slightly roasted aromas of strawberry, plum, currant, licorice, roasted nuts, game, mocha and smoke. Big, round and complex; thick and ripe. Like a couple of the preceding wines, the fruit is somewhat suppressed today. But this offers the most texture of the DRC '97s to this point. Finishes ripe and very long.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2000
Burghound | Rating: 90Very floral and nicely spicy with elegant, relatively fine flavors that display solid intensity though less body and sappiness than the '98. There is very good supporting acidity which tends to highlight the lighter but nicely focused, medium weight flavors. A very good rather than great La Tƒche.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 1st Quarter, 2008
Self | Rating: 96Author: Sechang P
Self | Rating: 93Drink Dates: 2000-2030Author: Ponny
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
- 434 bottles owned
- 74 collectors
- Average collector rating: 95
(Out of 74 collectors)