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La Tâche Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti  1999 - Lot of 1 Bottle
La Tâche Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti  1999 - Lot of 1 Bottle La Tâche Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti  1999 - Lot of 1 Bottle La Tâche Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti  1999 - Lot of 1 Bottle

La Tâche Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1999

An absolutely legendary wine, whose longevity is always exceptional, even in the "lesser" vintages...

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Lot Description: La Tâche Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1999

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 marked label, 1 slightly bin-soiled label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • WineDex : yes
  • Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Burgundy
  • Appellation/Wine: La Tâche
  • Classification: Grand Cru
  • Producer/Owner: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
  • Vintage: 1999
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 100% Pinot noir
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Biodynamics
  • Size (in ha): 6
  • Volume: 20000 bottles
  • Yield (in hl/ha): 25
  • Intensity : Classic
  • Dominant aroma : Red fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Following the example of numerous Burgundy domains, La Tâche was originally a monastic domain. It was then owned by two different families, one of which was the Joly de Bévy who was dispossessed during the Revolution. Owned by Basire, then Liger-Belair, the La Tâche vineyards were added to the Domaine de La Romanée Conti in 1933. Well-looked after vines, strictly controlled yields and as late as possible harvest produce an aromatic and opulent wine. Deeply coloured, La Tâche develops a palette of extraordinary aromas of dark fruits, truffle and spices. Rich and concentrated, its bouquet releases infinite tones that melt on the palate to form a lovely fine ensemble. Always exceptional, even in difficult vintages. Hence in 1950 and 1951, it was the only wine on the domain that was bottled.

    The name Romanée-Conti is enough to make all wine lovers worldwide tremble in awe. In 1760, Prince Louis-Francois de Bourbon-Conti bought a piece of land in Vosne-Romanée, planted by the predecessors of Saint-Vivant, before dying in 1776. It was confiscated during the Revolution and sold to the highest bidder in 1794. Then the 1.8 hectare plot was renamed Romanée-Conti and its name was given to the most prestigious domaines of Burgundy. In 1879, Jacques-Marie Duvault Blochet bought this property and it is Henry-Frédéric Roch, Lalou Bize-Leroy and its director, Aubert de Villaine who own it today. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) has 25 hectares of vines in Vosne, mainly in the grand crus of the commune: La Tâche, Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Richebourg, Echezeaux, Grands-Echézeaux and of course La Romanée-Conti. In the Côte de Beaune, the domaine has recently acquired three farms in Corton, in addition to its legendary Montrachet and Bâtard-Montrachet vines (small, non-marketed production). Although La Romanée-Conti is at the heart of the domaine, the domaine’s other grand crus are irreproachable due to the work carried out both in the vineyard (biodynamic) and in the winery (where whole grape harvests are vinified). The yields are extremely low and some wines such as Montrachet are not dated yearly as the quantities are too low (this was the case in 1992 and 2016). Its price clearly confirms its greatness.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
100/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
97/100Wine Spectator
19/20Jancis Robinson
97/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
99/100Burghound
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak -

Tasting notes - Extract
First and foremost this is a seriously long-term La Tâche that is maturing at a glacial pace. Indeed, I left most in my glass and waited for it to open. An hour later and it was firing on all cylinders. It is blessed with an incredibly intense, powerful nose that loses its broodiness with aeration and eventually unveils a crystalline set of mineral-soaked aromatics that sport a decadent, almost exotic floral note–wilted violets and potpourri. The palate has a quite astonishing structure, but it is more the symmetry that makes this one of the greatest vintages of recent years. It unfolds with daring passion to reveal layers of plush but focused dark plum and cassis fruit that just seem to flow and flow on the never-ending finish. It is a multifaceted, multidimensional masterpiece that really needs another decade in bottle.