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La Tâche 2009
“This is an utterly classic La Tâche”, 98 points – William Kelley, Wine Advocate
“Complete harmony and every flavour amazingly well defined”, 98 points - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
“Wonderful finish combines freshness and richness”, 19+ points – Jancis Robinson, Purple Pages
“It boasts incredible richness and depth”, 97 points – Antonio Galloni, Vinous
“In a word, magnificent”, 98 points – Allen Meadows, Burghound
“A quite monumental wine”, 98 points – Steen Öhman, Winehog
Look at those scores and that unbridled praise. Need we say more?
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 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.: 1504135
Style No.: 408763
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13%