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Domaine de La Romanee Conti la Tache 2007, 750mL (BH95, WA96, ST96) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Domaine de La Romanee Conti la Tache

750mL

Vintage: 2007
Region: France--Burgundy--Red
Appellation: Vosne Romanee, Cote de Nuits

BH95, WA96, ST96
Rated 96 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `The 2008 La Tache amply illustrates why this monopole is the darling among most of those lucky enough to regularly taste or collect the wines of the Domaine de La Romanee-Conti. Hints of mocha, vanilla, maraschino, and almond paste lend a confectionary note to generously rich cassis and raspberry, while Latakia tobacco, peat, clove, black pepper, star anise, and cumin contribute commune-typical Vosne-Romanee personality in spades. The high-toned, sweet themes continue inner mouth, with intimation of heliotrope, rowan, and lily perfume, while the wine`s smoky, spicy elements seem to descend into a low-register undertone of roasted red meats and forest floor. As this opens to the air, a subtly sweet-saline suggestion of lobster shell reduction adds richness and succulence. Strikingly creamy in feel, this La Tache nevertheless possessed a fresh berry edge that helps convey vibrancy to a finish that practically glows in your mouth, offering another of those Burgundian paradoxes of light and dark. Here, de Villaine`s case for long-term potential is easily made, and I expect this will richly reward at least 15-20 years of attention.` -- David Schildknecht in Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate.Additional Notes from the Wine Advocate: `Domaine de La Romanee-Conti director Aubert de Villaine perceives both the estate`s 2008 and 2007 collections as vins de garde, and I can`t argue with that assessment, even though when I first tasted the 2007s - soon after they had come out of malo - I harbored reservations, wondering whether to interpret de Villaine`s description of them as `ethereal` to read `ephemeral.` He says holding back the usual 5% share of production for the Domaine`s own cellar was difficult in the greatly reduced 2008 vintage, and that he is already regretting not having arranged to bottle a larger share in magnum. He still had time when I visited in April to reconsider the bottle format for three appellations, which were the only ones I was able to taste, since De Villaine is loathe to show wines in the first 9-12 months after bottling. (I`ll report on the full 2008 collection from bottle at a later date.) If the 2007s here were unusual for that vintage in the degree to which they gained stature in the course of elevage, such behavior was normal when it came to 2008, so that I was not surprised to hear de Villaine remark on a new-found degree of confidence in the stature of that collection. To an even greater degree than in most vintages, success in 2007 and 2008 came down to meticulousness at every stage; to quality of vine material; and to location, in all of which respects no estate in Burgundy has any advantage over the Domaine de La Romanee-Conti. Interestingly, the estate lingered no longer over the picking of their 2008s - from the first of the La Tache on September 27 to the last of the Echezeaux on October 6 - than they had over the 2007s, which were picked from September 1-11. The inclusion of stems was lowered to less than half in 2007, incidentally, but in 2008 was typically closer to three-quarters. Vendange entier is a technique not only time-honored and in continuous use at the Domaine de La Romanee-Conti (even when it fell out of favor at most Burgundy estates in the waning 20th century), but one which de Villaine and cellarmaster Bernard Noblet have subjected to repeated testing, so as to establish in any given vintage the right balance between 100% de-stemmed (`which lacks something by way of complexity,` says de Villaine) and 100% (`which can be too marked by the stems,` he continues).`


$1900.00

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Domaine de La Romanee Conti la Tache

750mL

Vintage: 2007
Region: France--Burgundy--Red
Appellation: Vosne Romanee, Cote de Nuits

BH95, WA96, ST96
Rated 96 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `The 2008 La Tache amply illustrates why this monopole is the darling among most of those lucky enough to regularly taste or collect the wines of the Domaine de La Romanee-Conti. Hints of mocha, vanilla, maraschino, and almond paste lend a confectionary note to generously rich cassis and raspberry, while Latakia tobacco, peat, clove, black pepper, star anise, and cumin contribute commune-typical Vosne-Romanee personality in spades. The high-toned, sweet themes continue inner mouth, with intimation of heliotrope, rowan, and lily perfume, while the wine`s smoky, spicy elements seem to descend into a low-register undertone of roasted red meats and forest floor. As this opens to the air, a subtly sweet-saline suggestion of lobster shell reduction adds richness and succulence. Strikingly creamy in feel, this La Tache nevertheless possessed a fresh berry edge that helps convey vibrancy to a finish that practically glows in your mouth, offering another of those Burgundian paradoxes of light and dark. Here, de Villaine`s case for long-term potential is easily made, and I expect this will richly reward at least 15-20 years of attention.` -- David Schildknecht in Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate.Additional Notes from the Wine Advocate: `Domaine de La Romanee-Conti director Aubert de Villaine perceives both the estate`s 2008 and 2007 collections as vins de garde, and I can`t argue with that assessment, even though when I first tasted the 2007s - soon after they had come out of malo - I harbored reservations, wondering whether to interpret de Villaine`s description of them as `ethereal` to read `ephemeral.` He says holding back the usual 5% share of production for the Domaine`s own cellar was difficult in the greatly reduced 2008 vintage, and that he is already regretting not having arranged to bottle a larger share in magnum. He still had time when I visited in April to reconsider the bottle format for three appellations, which were the only ones I was able to taste, since De Villaine is loathe to show wines in the first 9-12 months after bottling. (I`ll report on the full 2008 collection from bottle at a later date.) If the 2007s here were unusual for that vintage in the degree to which they gained stature in the course of elevage, such behavior was normal when it came to 2008, so that I was not surprised to hear de Villaine remark on a new-found degree of confidence in the stature of that collection. To an even greater degree than in most vintages, success in 2007 and 2008 came down to meticulousness at every stage; to quality of vine material; and to location, in all of which respects no estate in Burgundy has any advantage over the Domaine de La Romanee-Conti. Interestingly, the estate lingered no longer over the picking of their 2008s - from the first of the La Tache on September 27 to the last of the Echezeaux on October 6 - than they had over the 2007s, which were picked from September 1-11. The inclusion of stems was lowered to less than half in 2007, incidentally, but in 2008 was typically closer to three-quarters. Vendange entier is a technique not only time-honored and in continuous use at the Domaine de La Romanee-Conti (even when it fell out of favor at most Burgundy estates in the waning 20th century), but one which de Villaine and cellarmaster Bernard Noblet have subjected to repeated testing, so as to establish in any given vintage the right balance between 100% de-stemmed (`which lacks something by way of complexity,` says de Villaine) and 100% (`which can be too marked by the stems,` he continues).`


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