La Tache

2009 La Tache Romanee Conti

  • Classification:
    Grand Cru
  • Color:
    Red
  • Appellation:
    La Tache
  • Volume:
    0.75L
  • Grape Type:
    Pinot Noir
  • Packaging:
    Loose
€3,672
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 98 (2015 August)

This ripe effort really has not changed much since I last reviewed it from bottle in 2012 save for the fact that it is perhaps a bit less imposing than many vintages of La Tâche at the same very early stage. But overall I simply repeat my original review as it is still accurate: A discreet but incredibly complex nose features notes of spicy, pure and relatively high-toned fruit that is laced with plenty of rose petal and violet hints. There is excellent energy and freshness to the lacy and stunningly precise broad-scaled flavors that build in intensity from the densely concentrated mid-palate to the explosive and mouth coating finish that seemingly goes on without end. This is a big LT with ample muscle and very firm but not aggressive structure along with superb depth of underlying material and positively mind-blowing length. But the real genius of this wine is the Zen-like harmony and poise though note that it is very tightly wound and will need many years of cellaring before it will be completely ready. In a word, magnificent.