La Tâche 2016
98 points, “This is genuinely brilliant.” – Allen Meadows, Burghound
98 points, “This is a stunning La Tâche in the making.” – Wine Advocate
98 points, “There is a captivating sense of completeness that will ensure longevity through three or four decades.” – Antonio Galloni, Vinous
97 points, “The texture is sleek and supple, the tannins almost imperceptible and beautifully rounded.” – Decanter Magazine
19.5 points, “It is not so much long as increasingly present after you have no more wine in your mouth, like a presence that remains after someone has left the room.” – Jancis Robinson
The immense scores from the critics speak for themselves. This is another incredible vintage. Wonderfully aromatic with real finesse, this La Tâche is a symphony of hedgerow blackberries, redcurrants, rose petals, violets, dusty sandalwood, cedar, vanilla, dried herbs and smoked duck. Don’t miss out.
Sometimes simply called DRC or “the Domaine”, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is the most famous name in Burgundy, if not the entire world of fine wine. The Grand Cru site, from which it takes its name, tops Wine-Searcher’s list of The World’s Top 50 Most Expensive Wines. Any one of their wines would be the crowning glory of any collection, offering an experience that many can only dream of. Based in Vosne-Romanée, their holdings include the mythical La Tâche and Romanée-Conti, over half of Romanée-Saint-Vivant, one third of Grands Échézeaux and half of Richebourg, not to mention vineyards in Corton, Le Montrachet and Batard-Montrachet. Mind-numbingly low yields from their old vines exacerbate the scarcity, making availability a perpetually fleeting thing.
Wine Critic Neal Martin says Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s “wines are so rare, sought after and let us be frank, so prohibitively expensive; that mere utterance is as close as most people get… Their raison d'etre is to offer pleasure, these are bottles surfeit with enjoyment, surfeit with profundity.” He notes that the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produced here offer “finesse, balance, poise, refinement” and a capacity to “age like no other wine I can think of. Quite simply, they have an unerring ability to maintain the freshness and poise over decades.” He concludes that those lucky enough to get their hands on a bottle “may be in for an unforgettable experience.”
£600 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3020565
Style No.: 743159
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