2011 DRC Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru

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Appellation: Vosne-Romanée

Ratings: ST-96+  BH-96  JG-96  AG-96

Size: 750 ml

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96+    Stephen Tanzer
“Bright, medium red-ruby. Subdued but very pure and nuanced aromas of tangy red fruits, flowers, Oriental spices, licorice and crushed stone, plus an exhilarating hint of peach. Wonderfully suave on entry, then rich, ripe, dry and sharply delineated, showing outstanding refinement and aristocratic reserve to its spicy red and blue fruit flavors. The rising finish goes on and on, with noble tannins thoroughly buffered by fruit. This wine has the early balance to give great pleasure within the next couple of years–or, better yet, lay it down for a decade.” (3/2014)

96    Allen Meadows for Burghound
“As it was from cask this is more restrained than usual and it requires aggressive swirling to coax the pure and spicy essence of red berry fruit aromas to emerge from the glass where there is a slight hint of herbal tea present. There is a similar reserve to the distinctly focused and linear flavors that enjoy a seemingly unlimited reserve of dry extract that renders the fine-grained and silky tannins almost invisible at present though I suspect that they will become much more apparent once the baby fat melts away. There is superb complexity and fantastic length and this mineral-driven effort should be capable of drinking well after only 12 years or so of bottle age but require a solid 20 before it’s completely mature. While La Tâche is almost by definition a superbly elegant wine there is also always an inner core of muscle. In 2011 it seems to have more of the former and a bit less of the latter, indeed this may the first vintage in quite a while where it is ready before the Richebourg.” (1/2014)

96    John Gilman
“With a bit of swirling the wine blossomed nicely, delivering a youthfully complex nose of plums, black cherries, dark chocolate, gamebirds, a great base of soil, exotic La Tâche spices and a suave base of nutty new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and nascently complex, with quite a powerful personality for the 2011 vintage, ripe tannins and great focus and grip on the extremely long finish. This will be a wonderful wine, but probably more on the black fruity side of the La Tâche ledger when it reaches full maturity. Drink between 2025-2075.” (6/2013)

96    Antonio Galloni for Vinous
“The 2011 La Tâche stands out for its superb length and silky, gracious finish. Sweet floral and savory notes meld into expressive red fruit in a wine that impresses for its lifted, weightless personality and total class. Crushed flowers, anise and sweet red berries wrap around the resonant, super-polished finish. Once again, it is the rich array of textures that really elevates La Tâche in the pantheon of epic Burgundies.” (3/2014)

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 3 × 3 in

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