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1972 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; 5.5 cm ullage; label condition issue

ITEM 8100484 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$2,600
Item Sold Amount Date
I8170421 1 $2,600 Apr 10, 2022
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RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

Tar, incense, truffles and deeply spiced, perfumed fruit were all woven together in a rich fabric of notable detail and class.

91Burghound.com

Exuberant, gorgeously spicy, indeed even classic La Tâche nose trimmed in hints of caramel lead to warm, rich, full-bodied flavors of considerable depth and complexity with structure that has fully resolved itself and stunning length.

18Clive Coates

Good structure...Round, rich and fullish...Meaty. A lot of depth. A structured wine. Very fine indeed...

PRODUCER

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is unquestionably Burgundy’s most famous estate, and among serious oenophiles, it may be the most famous wine estate in the world. Its Grand Cru Pinot Noirs and one Chardonnay regularly command some of the highest prices for any wine produced anywhere in the world, and according to many reviewers the wines are generally celestial. Though its history is complicated, the domaine is now owned by several long-time Burgundy families, with some owners holding just a very few shares. The 62.5 acres of vineyard owned by the domaine are planted to Pinot Noir and a small amount of Chardonnay. The wines produced are Grands Echezeaux, Echezeaux, Romanee-St.-Vivant, Montrachet, Richebourg, Romanee-Conti, and La Tache. Of the Pinot Noirs, the rarest is the Romanee-Conti, with an annual production of only 450 cases. The most plentiful, theoretically, is La Tache, produced in quantities of about 1,900 cases annually.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanee, La Tache

La Tache is a 14.4-acre Grand Cru monopole in the Cote de Nuits owned exclusively by Domaine de la Romanee-Conti. Until 1932 La Tache was a much smaller vineyard, but in that year the government allowed Domaine de la Romanee-Conti to buy the adjacent 11-acre Les Gaudichots vineyard. La Tache’s elevation is 255 to 300 meters and it has several kinds of soil including large amounts of limestone and clay.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.

WINEMAKER