Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

La Tâche Pinot Noir

9.847 ratings
9.815 pro ratings
Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Darker with intense blue fruit gorgeous and concentrated but with lifted plummy fruit and star anise. A saline quality and real depth. Young and amazing.

Darker with intense blue fruit gorgeous and concentrated but with lifted plummy fruit and star anise. A saline quality and real depth. Young and amazing.

May 20th, 2018
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9.6

Good dark red; not crystal-clear. Very ripe, musky, multidimensional nose combines blackberry, raspberry, violet, earth, game, black pepper and herbs, plus a positive vegetal nuance. Plush, silky and very ripe but not particularly sweet, with concentrated dark fruit, spice and pepper flavors complicated by a hint of prune. ("More fruit ripeness than the '15," noted Aubert de Villaine just moments after we had tasted the '15 La Tâche) Finishes with substantial dusty tannins and a note of licorice. Not particularly high in acidity but this extremely complex wine is still just short of its peak drinking window. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, March 2018)

Good dark red; not crystal-clear. Very ripe, musky, multidimensional nose combines blackberry, raspberry, violet, earth, game, black pepper and herbs, plus a positive vegetal nuance. Plush, silky and very ripe but not particularly sweet, with concentrated dark fruit, spice and pepper flavors complicated by a hint of prune. ("More fruit ripeness than the '15," noted Aubert de Villaine just moments after we had tasted the '15 La Tâche) Finishes with substantial dusty tannins and a note of licorice. Not particularly high in acidity but this extremely complex wine is still just short of its peak drinking window. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, March 2018)

Mar 14th, 2018
Jens Lundqvist

Bartender/waiter/sommelier/ PA & Co

9.8

Spectacular, showing off great right now

Spectacular, showing off great right now

Mar 31st, 2017
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.4

This one was all that, indeed.

This one was all that, indeed.

Jun 8th, 2016
Christine Havens

The 1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche is a transcendent bottle, wherein no one element dominates, it's in absolute harmony, not unlike a great piece of music or art. It has pronounced power, and is at the same time weightless and ethereal. Layers of crushed raspberries, currants, blackberries and plum give substance to more fleeting layers of exotic spice, minerals, rose petals, black tea, and fresh alfalfa hay, all of which crescendos in a seemingly endless finish. A profound wine.

The 1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche is a transcendent bottle, wherein no one element dominates, it's in absolute harmony, not unlike a great piece of music or art. It has pronounced power, and is at the same time weightless and ethereal. Layers of crushed raspberries, currants, blackberries and plum give substance to more fleeting layers of exotic spice, minerals, rose petals, black tea, and fresh alfalfa hay, all of which crescendos in a seemingly endless finish. A profound wine.

Jan 1st, 2016
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

10

Just amazing on the nose, pushing the variation new levels of excitement. Silky sweet on the almost full bodied palate, combining power and elegance, offering a plethora of fruit, spice yet remains sleek on the finish. Like a controlled Casbah market.

Just amazing on the nose, pushing the variation new levels of excitement. Silky sweet on the almost full bodied palate, combining power and elegance, offering a plethora of fruit, spice yet remains sleek on the finish. Like a controlled Casbah market.

Nov 19th, 2015
Gary Arya-Armstrong

Sommelier Rockpool Bar and Grill

9.6

Elegant showing some development

Elegant showing some development

Apr 30th, 2015
Rachel Macalisang

Lead Sommelier - The Bazaar by José Andrés

9.6

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Jan 1st, 2015
Daniel veit

If it gets any better than this, please pour me some. This was a special bottle.

If it gets any better than this, please pour me some. This was a special bottle.

Feb 23rd, 2020
B
10

1999 DRC La Tache. Date night at Margot. Decanted and served, which was the right play. Lots of dark fruit, meat, and savory notes. “In the jowls” - great mouthfeel.

1999 DRC La Tache. Date night at Margot. Decanted and served, which was the right play. Lots of dark fruit, meat, and savory notes. “In the jowls” - great mouthfeel.

Feb 22nd, 2020