2002 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la La Tache Grand Cru

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WS 97
  • JR 96
  • IWC 96
  • BH 96
  • JG 95
  • WA 93

Reviews for 2002 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la La Tache Grand Cru

WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2012
This is closed overall, with subtle aromas, hinting at cherry, floral and mineral flavors. Has latent energy waiting to be unleashed. Shows great refinement and length, with the mineral element echoing on the... This is closed overall, with subtle aromas, hinting at cherry, floral and mineral flavors. Has latent energy waiting to be unleashed. Shows great refinement and length, with the mineral element echoing on the finish.—Non-blind 2002 DRC tasting (February 2005). Best from 2015 through 2040. – BS
JR 96
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, July 2006
Transparent ruby. Rich, heady, sumptuously ‘smudgy’, diffuse nose with compost notes. A ripe fan of flavours across the palate. Still very youthful with acid and lots of tannin in evidence but great life and vivacity... Transparent ruby. Rich, heady, sumptuously ‘smudgy’, diffuse nose with compost notes. A ripe fan of flavours across the palate. Still very youthful with acid and lots of tannin in evidence but great life and vivacity. Chewy still and pretty tight. At this stage difficult to read but it’s clear this will be a great bottle. Great energy and definition. The mark reflects potential rather than actuality. 19/20
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2005
Good deep bright red. Dee p aromas of cherry raspberry minerals and Asian spices lifted by a floral quality. Fat sweet and full but lively; offers great volume without any undue weight. This shows exciting inner-palate... Good deep bright red. Dee p aromas of cherry raspberry minerals and Asian spices lifted by a floral quality. Fat sweet and full but lively; offers great volume without any undue weight. This shows exciting inner-palate energy and finishes with a sexy deep core of spice. Very pretty and very long. A superb showing today.
BH 96
Burghound - Burghound, January 2005
This is very reserved though determined swirling reveals a nose that is exceptionally fine and pure with fantastic aromatic detail and an almost diaphanous transparency of expression that reveals all of the kaleidoscopic... This is very reserved though determined swirling reveals a nose that is exceptionally fine and pure with fantastic aromatic detail and an almost diaphanous transparency of expression that reveals all of the kaleidoscopic La Tâche spice box nose including anise clove plums high-toned black cherry crushed red raspberry and more. The broad expansive and powerful flavors are quite strict on the mid-palate with massive depth yet the finish is round generous sappy and superbly complex with a finish that lasts for minutes. Despite the aromatic fireworks and opulent character there is an underlying tenderness here that suggests that this will be approachable relatively early but the balance is so fine that this should easily age for 30 years perhaps longer.
JG 95
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, January 2015
The 2002 La Tâche from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is still a young and fairly adolescent wine, but it is also one of the finest recent examples of the vintage I have had the pleasure to taste. The deep, complex and still... The 2002 La Tâche from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is still a young and fairly adolescent wine, but it is also one of the finest recent examples of the vintage I have had the pleasure to taste. The deep, complex and still quite primary bouquet delivers a fine mélange of black cherries, beetroot, game, a touch of bonfire, a truly beautiful and complex base of soil tones, fresh herbs and a lovely framing of new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, nascently complex and rock solid at the core, with tangy acids, outstanding focus and grip, moderate tannins and a very long, pure and classy finish. If all 2002 red Burgundies showed this level of terroir, I would be a much bigger fan of the vintage!
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2004
Soy sauce candied blood oranges and dark cherries make up the nose of the outstanding 2002 La Tache. Extremely elegant and pure this light to medium-bodied wine displays a superb satiny texture and a broad blackberry... Soy sauce candied blood oranges and dark cherries make up the nose of the outstanding 2002 La Tache. Extremely elegant and pure this light to medium-bodied wine displays a superb satiny texture and a broad blackberry black cherry spice and mineral-flavored character. It boasts a refined noble personality with an exceedingly long supple finish. The qualitative and ripeness differences between this wine and the Richebourg is striking as well as confounding. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019.