2008 DRC La Tache

- 750 ml
98
DEC
Availability: Out of Stock
$7,445.00
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
43774-750-XX1

Wine Critic Reviews:

Full colour. Splendidly opulent nose. Rich and succulent. Very good tannins. Rather more integrated and sophisticated than the Richebourg. Very lovely fruit, and very finely balanced. A slight touch of mint at the end. Very long. Very fine indeed.

Decanter | 98 DEC
The 2008 La Tache is another huge, powerful wine. Deep layers of perfumed fruit flow from this gorgeous wine. Mint, crushed flowers, orange peel and spices are just some of the notes that emerge from the wonderfully textured fruit. Darker hints of earthiness, tar and minerals frame the sweeping, eternal finish. This is simply dazzling. Anticipated maturity: 2028-2048.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 97 RP
The 2008 La Tâche is another huge, powerful wine. Deep layers of perfumed fruit flow fomr this gorgeous wine. Mint, crushed flowers, orange peerl and spcies are just some of the notes that emerge from the wonderfully textured fruit. Darker hints of earthiness, tar and minerals frame the sweeping, eternal finish. This is simply
dazzling.

Vinous Media | 97 VM
(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru Red) This takes a while to get going because like the Richebourg, this is initially reduced so you'll need to decant it if you're going to sacrifice a young wine on the altar of curiosity. After aggressive swirling, a highly expressive and kaleidoscopic nose offers up a dazzling breadth of aromas with more rose petal and violet notes combining with those of kirsch, herb and humus, all of which are reflected by the ripe, pure and extremely fresh silkily-textured big-bodied flavors that possess firm tannins that are completely enrobed by the impressive amount of extract that also coats the mouth on the hugely long and ever-so-slightly minty finish. The '08 La Tâche is not an especially powerful wine by its standards and it's more like a gymnast with its sleek muscularity. That said and again like the Richebourg, all of the structural elements are not yet in perfect balance but the sheer length of the finish is immense, which is always a very positive sign. (Drink starting 2030).

Burghound | 96 BH
(La Tâche- Domaine de la Romanée-Conti) The 2008 La Tâche will be one of the reference points of this superb vintage. The bouquet is deep and celestial in its vibrant mélange of cherries, raspberries, coffee, blood orange, vinesmoke, a very, very complex base of soil and spicy new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very sappy at the core, with stunning transparency, beautiful structural elements and a hauntingly long, complex and tangy finish that closes with ripe, well-covered tannins and lingering soil nuances. A great La Tâche. (Drink between 2020-2075).

John Gilman | 95 JG
Features dark blackberry, black cherry and licorice aromas and flavors, allied to a density and heavier textural component that sets this apart. Very complex, vibrant and long.—Non-blind 2008 DRC tasting (February 2011). Best from 2015 through 2040.

Wine Spectator | 95 WS

More Information
Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2008
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer DRC: Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is one of the most well-established and reputable wine producers in the world. It is famous for producing only a small amount of each brand, and it takes a considerable investment to own even a bottle. Every wine enthusiast wishes to visit their legendary location, but only a few of them ever get the chance to, making it a prestigious achievement. To this day, their representatives nurture the noble soil of the winery and the vines themselves using old-fashioned, traditional methods - primarily by hand, using the horse and plow. There is no substitute for direct and loving care of your fruits. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti uses only natural yeasts, staying away from pesticides and anything that could ruin the sacred, pristine taste of their fresh, supple grapes.
Rating 98 DEC
Region Burgundy: Situated just west of the beautiful river Saone, the hills and valleys of Burgundy stand as they have stood since medieval times, and you can almost hear the cheerful chatter of vineyard workers from miles away. Indeed, France's identity in the world of wine would be incomplete without the inclusion of Burgundy and its many viticultural achievements. Every little sub-region of the area boasts a unique soil composition, which, when combined with the area's climate conditions, creates an incredibly diverse and appealing selection of fine wines. Every new bottle is an adventure of its own, and a snapshot of its birthplace. You could spend years sampling great Burgundian wines, and you would still have a lot to learn, which is what makes the region so compelling for veterans and novice wine lovers alike. No matter what your taste in wines may be, there is a winery in Burgundy that could mesmerize your mind and make your senses scream with joy. And what better way to spend a comfy summer afternoon with your friends and family than with a classy bottle from some of the region's most reputable wineries? From the noble slopes of Cote d'Or to the flatlands near various settlements, let us help you on your journey as we explore Burgundy's most delicious and renowned wines.
Type of Wine Burgundy Red: If you have a craving for some beautiful, mind-expanding Pinot Noir, few regions can match the talent and consistency of Burgundy. The grape almost seems like it evolved for this very region, and its essence will stimulate your senses and arouse your imagination. Drink deep and experience almost spiritual enlightenment.
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Varietal Pinot Noir: Pinot Noir is possibly the most versatile red grape when it comes to the ways it's been used over the years. From red wines to sparkling wines and beyond, there aren't many places where you can avoid hearing about it, and for a good reason. It's often easy to spot a bottle of Pinot Noir simply by the pale, translucent color, which transitions into a shade reminiscent of old-timey brickwork, adding a lovely dash of country charm to an already awe-inspiring drink.
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