1988 DRC - La Tache 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Nuits - Vosne Romanee | Grand Cru/ Red / Pinot Noir   |     Watch

BH 93   WS 92   Collector 96
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

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
Issue: Archive

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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.

Drink Dates: 2005-2020
Author: Per-Henrik Mansson

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 96
Author: Jeezos
Tasted On: 10/21/2008
Drink Dates: 2008-2030
Still evolving

Average rating: 90, based on 3 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

433 bottles owned by 98 collectors.

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About This Producer

Domaine de la Romanee 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 grand crus Romanee Conti, La Tache, Richebourg, Romanee Saint Vivant, Grands Echezeaux, Echezeaux and Montrachet, of which both Romanee Conti and La Tache are monopoles.

Aubert de Villiane has farmed the vineyards organically since 1986 and 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 directly reflect their sense of place and have the ability to age while increasing in both character and value.

See other similar producers: Domaine Henri Jayer, Domaine Armand Rousseau, Domaine Gerard Raphet

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir

Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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