Wine Advocate | Rating: 98Aubert de Villaine remarked that there is |one more dimension| to the 2013 La Tƒche Grand Cru and that he would be in no hurry to bottle it. The barrel sample makes an immediate impression on the nose. It is immeasurably complex with cranberry and pomegranate scents at first, autumn woodland accompanied by candied orange peel and limestone scents. The palate is very complex and beautifully balanced. Perfect acidity, surfeit with tension, this La Tƒche gradually crescendos to a pixelated finish that has enormous persistence in the mouth. Stunning.Author: Neal Martin
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
- 1332 bottles owned
- 164 collectors