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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti la Tâche 2005

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The Domaine purchased most of the 6.06 hectares La Tâche in 1933,completing the vineyards by exchanging small plots in Les Gaudichots. Itstretches from the top to the bottom of the mid slope band which contains thegrand crus, thus covering a complexity of terroirs. It is a more flamboyantwine than Romanée Conti but needs a minimum of 10 years for all itsaspects, including the tannins, to integrate.

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti:
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, located in Vosne-Romanée, is one of the most prestigious vineyard sites in Burgundy, France. The domaine boasts seven Grand Cru properties, and the two monopolies (meaning they are owned and operated by the domaine itself) La Romanée-Conti and La Tâche are considered the finest vineyards in all of Burgundy. The other five - Richebourg, R... Read more
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, located in Vosne-Romanée, is one of the most prestigious vineyard sites in Burgundy, France. The domaine boasts seven Grand Cru properties, and the two monopolies (meaning they are owned and operated by the domaine itself) La Romanée-Conti and La Tâche are considered the finest vineyards in all of Burgundy. The other five - Richebourg, Romanée-St-Vivant, Grands Ėchezaux, Ėchezaux and Montrachet  (which overlaps with Chassagne) - are also among the upper echelon. With the exception of the Chardonny-only Montrachet, Domaine de La Romanée-Conti is known for producing exceptional, rare reds from Pinot Noir, prized for their structured fruit, perfume and longevity.  The vineyard had already been named Romanée since the 13th century when it was first acquired by the de Croonembourg family. The hyphenation is derived from a 1760 bidding war between Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV and Louis François ler de Bourbon, Prince de Conti. You can guess who won.  These vineyard are on slopes facing east and south-east for optimal grape-ripening exposure, with iron-rich limestone and marl soils. Some of the vines are quite old by Burgundy standards, up to 50 years, which adds to the power of the wines. The small production wines are from vineyards that are organically cultivated, with yields kept low.  Read less

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/30/2010

The 2005 La Tache epitomizes the unique mysteries of Pinot (not to mention the character of a great site), with its aromas of game, musk, iris, star anise, vanilla, allspice, and naturally also an abundance of sweet, ripe, implosively tiny-berried fr... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 2005 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la La Tache Grand Cru 750ml


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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 98-99The 2005 La Tache epitomizes the unique mysteries of Pinot (not to mention the character of a great site), with its aromas of game, musk, iris, star anise, vanilla, allspice, and naturally also an abundance of sweet, ripe, implosively tiny-berried fruit. Imagine a black Riesling. On the palate, a vivid freshness of fruit, pungency of spice and flowers, and melting away of what in point of analytical fact are abundant tannins, all engender an almost white wine dynamic of fruit-mineral call-and-response and clear, incisive penetration of flavors to every recess of the mouth.



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The Domaine purchased most of the 6.06 hectares La Tâche in 1933,completing the vineyards by exchanging small plots in Les Gaudichots. Itstretches from the top to the bottom of the mid slope band which contains thegrand crus, thus covering a complexity of terroirs. It is a more flamboyantwine than Romanée Conti but needs a minimum of 10 years for all itsaspects, including the tannins, to integrate.

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