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1988 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; 3.5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

ITEM 8244665 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
$4,450
Item Sold Amount Date
I8177975 1 $4,450 Apr 17, 2022
I8177965 1 $4,650 Apr 17, 2022
I8177964 1 $4,650 Apr 17, 2022
I8177963 3 $4,450 Apr 17, 2022
I8177961 1 $4,450 Apr 17, 2022
I8177960 1 $4,650 Apr 17, 2022

RATINGS

19.5Clive Coates

Marvellous nose. Deep, rich, old-viney, chocolatey almost. Fat, aromatic and crammed with ripe fruit. Fullish, oaky, potentially very velvety: an ample wine with splendid lush fruit, beautifully balanced by ripe acidity...Excellent finish.

93Burghound.com

... 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.

92Wine Spectator

Excellent, showing a minerally concentration that gives it a silky feel on the midpalate.... Medium-bodied, with lovely red berry flavor and firm, gripping tannins that provide a chewy finish.

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