2007 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la La Tache Grand Cru

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • IWC 96
  • BH 95

Reviews for 2007 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la La Tache Grand Cru

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
The 2007 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... The 2007 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.
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2010
Good medium red. Explosive aromas of red berries Oriental spices pepper and truffley underbrush. The wild but utterly silky palate offers extraordinary sweetness and perfume but with a savory firm edge giving it shape and... Good medium red. Explosive aromas of red berries Oriental spices pepper and truffley underbrush. The wild but utterly silky palate offers extraordinary sweetness and perfume but with a savory firm edge giving it shape and grip. Not at all a blockbuster but impeccably balanced wine. The finish features utterly noble tannins and outstanding rising length. This actually shows less obvious sweetness today than the Romanee-Conti and thus comes across as every bit as tight as that wine.
BH 95
Burghound - Burghound, January 2010
A reserved yet equally kaleidoscopic nose of red blue and violet aromas that is wonderfully broad spicy fresh airy and layered leads to intensely floral mineral infused and focused medium weight plus flavors that possess... A reserved yet equally kaleidoscopic nose of red blue and violet aromas that is wonderfully broad spicy fresh airy and layered leads to intensely floral mineral infused and focused medium weight plus flavors that possess a strikingly attractive mouth feel and while in the context of the pantheon of great vintages of this storied wine the '07 will be viewed as one of the lighter examples the focus and balance here is nigh on perfect as the finish explodes into a hugely long finale all underpinned by firm tannins and bright acidity. This may seem to be a lighter vintage but it will require at least 15 years of cellar time before this will be sufficiently civilized to drink with real pleasure and probably 25 before it's fully resolved. One other point bears mentioning: it's been a number of vintages since I last saw La Tâche best the Romanée-Conti but 2007 may be one of them.