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1996 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache

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ITEM 8231468 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
winelove… 2 $4,535 $9,070
2 $4,535
Item Sold Amount Date
I8231468 2 $4,535 May 22, 2022
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RATINGS

96Wine Spectator

A powerful red Burgundy of legendary origin, this wine displays intense fruit and a silky, compacted midpalate. Fans of oak will like the vanilla and toast flavors that tie the knot with the raspberry and black cherry.

96Burghound.com

Fantastically pure...classic spice box, hoisin and soy nose...big, rich, very structured flavors...notes of earth, leather and tea...tannins are big, ripe...remains completely primary in character...A genuinely great vintage for La Tâche...

95Stephen Tanzer

...superb structure and a very, very long and subtle aftertaste

94-97The Wine Advocate

This blockbuster wine possesses a profound nose... awesomely ripe red and black fruits, raw meat, and Asian spices.. amazingly powerful layers of candied black cherries and blackberries.

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.

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