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La Tache Burgundy la Tâche Domaine de la Romanée Conti 1997

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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

External Reviews for La Tache Burgundy la Tâche Domaine de la Romanée Conti

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/24/2009

Full red-ruby. Aromas of plum syrup, currant, tar, smoke and underbrush; a bit more evolved than La Tache. Big but utterly silky in the mouth; boasts the velvety, seamless texture of the vintage's best examples. Finishes very long, with lush tannins.... Stephen Tanzer. A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 1997 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee Conti 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/21/2009

An intensely floral nose that is surprisingly reserved, particularly for a vintage that in many cases has already peaked, also evidence notes of spice and dried rose petal and significantly, there is no sign of surmaturité or the obverse case of undu... Burghound. A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 1997 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee Conti 750ml


External Review
Source: SoDivin
05/06/2009

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