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    La Tache 2003
    Domaine de la Romanee Conti
    2 banded owc
    Bottle (12)
    "Bright quite deep crimson with pale rim. Quite surly on the nose for the moment. Obviously very rich but not yet giving much away. Exotic mulch. No sign of the violets that can sometime show at this stage. Lovely texture and great balance. This one punches at the same weight all the way through the tasting experience; the tannins and fruit seem in perfect harmony. Great integrity and finesse. Is this the triumph of vine age against the extremes of Nature? So confident! Such grace. Lovely finish. Goes on and on and on with lovely delicacy and insistence yet no wimp." (19pts JR, Feb 2006)

    "The usual La Tâche aromatic fireworks are present as the highly perfumed, seductive, spicy and pungent floral notes make for an utterly brilliant nose. The broad-shouldered flavors remain somewhat understated and while there is superb concentration, the unexpected sense of reserve I noted in my original review is still here as there is even a certain coolness that is extremely rare for the 2003 vintage. Perhaps equally unexpected is that the '03 La Tâche is essentially a wine that marries finesse and purity with power because even though it is dense, it remains balanced and never heavy. To be sure, the effects of the vintage are noticeable as the finish is very ripe with notes of plum, mocha and coffee. Again, though this is only 8 years of age, nothing has changed to modify my view that this should be capable of lasting 50 years, indeed I have extended my initial drinking window somewhat. As with the 2005, this should ultimately be a great La Tâche though it's going to require plenty of patience until it gets there." (95 pts. Allen Meadows, Burghound #45, Jan. 2012)


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