It is intensely profound, and super-ripe yet harmonious. Its extraordinarily long finish (it tails off with a sweet kirsch kiss) flabbergasted me...Bravo!
A sensational La Tâche... a suppleness in the tannins without compromising the compact mineral, wet earth and ironlike flavors that express this grand cru's terroir...it has pleasure and harmony etched all over it
Lush, voluptuous and stuffed with dark fruit flavor...
...it combines moderate floral notes with most of the spice, soy and hoisin of the '96 plus the densest flavors of any vintage to this point. The long, dusty finish offers a hint of chocolate. This has the potential to be very long lived.