La Tâche Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1990 - Lot of 1 Bottle

La Tâche Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1990

  • Red fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Icon wine
  • Color: Red
  • Organic
  • 13.50 %
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

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

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 cork slightly down, 1 very slightly marked label, 1 stained label, 1 slightly damaged capsule
  • Country/Region: Burgundy
  • Appellation/Wine: La Tâche
  • Classification: Grand Cru
  • Producer/Owner: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
  • More information....

La Tâche Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Chapon truffé en croûte de sel, Côte de boeuf aux cèpes, Tournedos Rossini.

Peak: Drink until 2020

  • Vintage score: 18/20
  • What the experts say...

    Tasted at the La Tâche vertical at The Square. The La Tâche 1990 sports a deep garnet core with brick rim. The palate is obviously from a relatively warm Burgundy vintage and delivers a surfeit of ripe, juicy and powerful red fruit infused with black truffle, leather and mint, with time a touch of rose petals. It gains more and more delineation with time, though never quite achieves the clinical precision of the 1991. The palate is full-bodied and for La Tâche, quite sinewy with layers of intense, rounded, svelte red berry fruit with just a touch of piquancy. It has an enormous structure and undeniable presence, yet this bottle could not hold a torch to either the 1991 or the 1999 La Tâche. Aubert de Villaine himself commented that he prefers the 1991 La Tâche to the 1990 and I concur. This is a great La Tâche but now with 25-years on the clock, one wonders whether it is past its peak?

    Lot presentation
    La Tâche Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

    Cuvée presentation

    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.

    Information about domain Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

    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.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 cork slightly down, 1 very slightly marked label, 1 stained label, 1 slightly damaged capsule
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 13.50 %
    • Country/Region: Burgundy
    • Appellation/Wine: La Tâche
    • Classification: Grand Cru
    • Producer/Owner: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
    • Vintage: 1990
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: Drink until 2020
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics
    • Size (in ha): 6
    • Volume: 20000 bottles
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Red fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Pinot noir
    La Tâche Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
    La Tâche Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

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    La Tâche Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1990

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