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2002 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache

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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

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RATINGS

97The Wine Advocate

It feels a little more forward than the 1999–a stylish and personality-driven bouquet with predominantly red berry fruit interlaced with warm bricks and undergrowth... The palate is beautifully balanced with exquisite tannin, perfect acidity and an effortless, you might say easygoing personality. That is deceptive because it is a complex and utterly harmonious La Tâche that is the epitome of elegance... Wonderful.

96Wine Spectator

Absolutely stunning aromas of pure cherry, strawberry and raspberry...vibrant, balanced and very elegant, with ripe fruit and tannins and a long finish.

96Stephen Tanzer

Fat, sweet and full but lively; offers great volume without any undue weight. This shows exciting inner-palate energy and finishes with a sexy, deep core of spice.

96Burghound.com

...a nose that is exceptionally fine and pure...reveals all of the kaleidoscopic La Tâche spice box nose...broad, expansive and powerful flavors...finish is round, generous, sappy and superbly complex...should easily age for 30 years...

95Vinous / IWC

Bright, crystalline and nuanced...speaks more to energy and finesse than the more powerful, resonant expression of the year...

18.5Jancis Robinson

Mid cherry red that's not that dense. Heady, gamey nose. Sweet start with excellent acidity. Sinewy and lively. Very friendly and approachable already. Smooth-textured with real lift. Lots of fun!

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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