Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

La Tâche Pinot Noir

9.669 ratings
9.521 pro ratings
Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Dark murky red color. Notes of cherries... black cherries, tart cherries, lotsa cherries. Some cranberries and a little herbalness too. Masculine and brooding in the mouth. Seems really big, with tannins still present and lots of acidity. I guessed 95 Dugat Griotte. This needs another decade or two of slumber to develop more. Brought by a friend who said this was the first bottle he pulled from a case he bought on release. I hope to remain his friend.

Tasted blind. Dark murky red color. Notes of cherries... black cherries, tart cherries, lotsa cherries. Some cranberries and a little herbalness too. Masculine and brooding in the mouth. Seems really big, with tannins still present and lots of acidity. I guessed 95 Dugat Griotte. This needs another decade or two of slumber to develop more. Brought by a friend who said this was the first bottle he pulled from a case he bought on release. I hope to remain his friend.

Feb 16th, 2020
Francis Huicq

1996 vintage.

1996 vintage.

1 person found it helpfulMay 16th, 2015
Rick Baumgarten

Grand finale of a blind tasting of 12 1996 Burgs. This was easily the "youngest" tasting of the group. I actually did not rate this first. That's how good four of the wines were. This has got an easy twenty more years of life. Elegant and rich.

Grand finale of a blind tasting of 12 1996 Burgs. This was easily the "youngest" tasting of the group. I actually did not rate this first. That's how good four of the wines were. This has got an easy twenty more years of life. Elegant and rich.

Jan 13th, 2017
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Another baby! Tons of acid and beautiful, pure fruit. Give this guy time. Lots of time.

Another baby! Tons of acid and beautiful, pure fruit. Give this guy time. Lots of time.

Dec 22nd, 2016
Christopher A. Weed

Director of Operations/Wine Specialist Spectrum Wine Auctions

9.2

A slightly awkward bottle, but it pulled together after several hours. The nose retained its classic LT pungency throughout, opening more with time, while the pallet oscillated but straightened out down the wicket. In perfect condition I would rate closer to 97.

A slightly awkward bottle, but it pulled together after several hours. The nose retained its classic LT pungency throughout, opening more with time, while the pallet oscillated but straightened out down the wicket. In perfect condition I would rate closer to 97.

Oct 6th, 2015
Michael Morgan

1996. Sadly still a little tight and closed. So much lurking beneath the surface. Any funky edges are covered and streamlined by the piercing clarity afforded by the freshness of the acidity and the finest of the tannin. 97+ points.

1996. Sadly still a little tight and closed. So much lurking beneath the surface. Any funky edges are covered and streamlined by the piercing clarity afforded by the freshness of the acidity and the finest of the tannin. 97+ points.

Sep 6th, 2015
Ludovic Anacleto

And then, it sings.... Like the Milenium Falcon going in hyperspace, the nose of this wine sends you to directly to another dimension. This is complex, floral and concentrated. The mouthfeel is absolutely unbelievable, with a crazy unstoppable finale. A true experience

And then, it sings.... Like the Milenium Falcon going in hyperspace, the nose of this wine sends you to directly to another dimension. This is complex, floral and concentrated. The mouthfeel is absolutely unbelievable, with a crazy unstoppable finale. A true experience

Jun 11th, 2015
Mark Oldman

Heaven glimpsed: no pale clouds, no pearly gates, not even a golden harp; just a simple cart with 24 bottles of La Tache 1996, full and opened

Heaven glimpsed: no pale clouds, no pearly gates, not even a golden harp; just a simple cart with 24 bottles of La Tache 1996, full and opened

Apr 16th, 2015
Scott Claffee

Unbelievable.

Unbelievable.

Jun 7th, 2014
Samantha Breton

Christmas dinner with amazing friends

Christmas dinner with amazing friends

Feb 7th, 2014