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2009 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache

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ITEM 8461734 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
$6,100

RATINGS

98Burghound.com

...lacy and stunningly precise broad-scaled flavors that build in intensity from the densely concentrated mid-palate to the explosive and mouth coating finish that seemingly goes on without end... Zen-like harmony and poise... magnificent.

97The Wine Advocate

The 2009 La Tache is a very subtle wine. It boasts incredible richness and depth, yet remains elusive. Silky, impossibly refined tannins frame the seamless, resonant finish... everything is simply in the right place.

97Wine Spectator

...evoking black cherry, licorice and spice. On the palate, there's depth and concentration, with a menthol note that persists through the long finish. The mouthcoating tannins will require some time to integrate...

96Stephen Tanzer

Compellingly sweet, sexy wine with terrific vinosity to frame its ripe berry, floral and underbrush flavors. ... this is like bottled pheromones.

19+ Jancis Robinson

Heady violet nose – transports of delight all right. Pure fruit intensity. Jewelly. Vey sweet start and then wonderfully polished tannins. A slightly brûlée note. Sheer hedonism... very Vosne. Very rich and unspittable...

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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