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    La Tache 1978
    Domaine de la Romanee Conti
    3.6cm, lbsl, #008065
    Bottle (1)
    "Strong hoisin, soy and Asian spice notes but this is finally beginning to thin just a bit after a long run of drinking perfectly. The flavors remain the concentrated, sweet, very rich essence of mature burg with superb length and quality depth though it no longer possesses the detail and finesse it once did. This is still a wonderful wine but most bottles in my experience have seen their best days as the alcohol is now showing strongly and it should be drunk over the next 5 to at most 10 years. Consistent notes." (92pts Allen Meadows, Burghound, April 2008)

    "My expectations were understandably sky high given the reputation, but I was not disappointed because it lived up to everything I hoped for. Mature in color with wide bricking on the rim, the nose is utterly bewitching with fragrant scents of orange peel, iron piping, damp undergrowth, wild mushroom and a hint of dried blood. It felt intense yet beautifully defined. The palate felt fully mature after 38 years, the tannins completely melted. While there is not the weight of the 1978 Romanée-Conti, there is a sense of presence and grandeur imbued by this La Tâche. The balance is perfect, the symmetry beguiling, and it gently fans out on the pure, caressing finish. It offers everything you could wish from a mature Pinot Noir, a hauntingly beautiful wine that I shall remember for a very long time. " (98 pts. Neal Martin, Wine Advocate #229, Feb. 2017)


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