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La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée Conti 1996

Label
RegionBurgundy
SubregionVosne-Romanee
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyPinot Noir

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Burgundy1996La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée Conti

Non OWC, 4.5cm level, slightly damaged capsule

MG0 \ 1118,000.00
10,800.00
bt96 AM1720096.0096.00La Tache, DRC1.510
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Tasting Notes

Fantastically pure with the classic spice box, hoisin and soy nose followed by big, rich, very structured flavors that display notes of earth, leather and tea. The tannins are big, ripe and are completely buffered by the sap with length that is simply phenomenal. This remains completely primary in character and seems not to have budged at all since it was bottled. A genuinely great vintage for La Tâche that is softer in the mouth than the '96 Grands Ech and this should improve for another decade and last for 50 years. Very classy juice. Note: while it's happened only twice in my experience, the '96 can be intensely vegetal on the nose and not exhibit the purity that the wine is justifiably famous for; however, I have tasted so many outstanding bottles of the '96 LT that I view these two examples as outliers.

96
Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (44), October 2011
96+
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (125), October 1999
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94/97
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (118), August 1998
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