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 Vintage1943 Label 1 of 66 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 1947 vintage.)
ProducerDomaine de la Romanée-Conti (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
SubRegionCôte de Nuits
AppellationLa Tâche Grand Cru

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Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See DRC La Tache on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes

 Tasted by Jeremy Holmes on 11/11/2014: Quite big stemsy, smoky lift to the aroma. There were also the telltale La Tache Hoisin and soy things going on. The palate was only mid-weight, fine and lacy with plenty of sweet earth and a salty iodine flavor. It was a good but not great bottle of ’43 DRC as a ’43 GE we had last year was quite majestic. (718 views)
 Tasted by Paul S on 2/23/2013 flawed bottle: Lunch with Anthony Hall and Friends (Coppin Grove, Melbourne, Australia): Very low ullage on the bottle, and this was unfortunately over the hill. It had a Madeirised twang of cooked berries and cherries, dried flower petals and plenty of mushroomy undergrowth smells haunting the nose. The palate was still blessed with fresh acidity and a surprising firm sense of structure, but it too seemed Madeirised, with lots of flat, cooked fruit notes. A real shame. (2538 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Allen Meadows
Burghound (10/20/2005)
(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 4th Quarter, 2003, Issue #12
(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, The Big One (7/26/2011)
(DRC La Tache) The 1943 DRC La Tache was a brothy and ‘smacking’ nose, as in the aromatic equivalent of lip-smacking. It was very aromatic and had that Monfortino tea-like edge and spice, along with some cloves and glue. The palate was delicious with tasty flavors of tea, broth, game, autumn and rose. Despite getting up there in years, it was still fleshy and dense.  95 points
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, Top 100 Weekend Teaser (11/13/2005)
(La Tache) The 1943 was more wound and subtle, nutty with more cola and dark, plummy fruit. Possessing even bigger acidity and alcohol than the 1942, the 1943 seemed a bit out of balance at first and squarer, but while the 1942 lost a step or two, the 1943 improved and got more delicious and more balanced with time. The acidity was long and strong, and it was also an outstanding wine, equivalent to the 1942 in quality but stylistically different. Allen, on the other hand, said that he has tasted these two side by side three or four times and has always preferred the 1942  95 points
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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

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Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.


Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)


Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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