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 Vintage1943 Label 1 of 103 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 1942 vintage.)
ProducerDomaine de la Romanée-Conti (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
SubRegionCôte de Nuits
AppellationLa Tâche Grand Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: not specified
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See DRC La Tache on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 98 pts. and median of 98 pts. in 5 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Jeremy Holmes on 10/12/2015: A gorgeous bottle, much better than the one we had a few weeks ago. Complex aromatics of tea leaf, hoisin and sandalwood. The palate is vinous silk and flavours are sweet and spicy. There's a suggestion of smoked meats and a little tar on the finish. (565 views)
 Tasted by Jeremy Holmes on 9/27/2015: The aroma is quite nutty and very earthy. In the mouth the wine is lacy and there's still real vinous sweetness. It get sweeter with air and there are the usual La Tache Hoisin and soy notes. It is only just mid-weight but there's still structure and sneaky persistence. (528 views)
 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. (1112 views)
 Tasted by taiwan on 8/1/2013 & rated 98 points: Father's 70th, still vibrant (462 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. (2977 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, The Big One (7/26/2011)
(DRC La Tache) Login and sign up and see review text.
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, Top 100 Weekend Teaser (11/13/2005)
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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.
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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

Producer website

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.
Burgundy Report |
Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne - na stejné téma od Heleny Baker

# 2013 Vintage Notes:
* "2013 is a vintage that 20 years ago would have been a disaster." - Will Lyons
* "low yields and highly variable reds, much better whites." - Bill Nanson
* "Virtually all wines were chaptalised, with a bit of sugar added before fermentation to increase the final alcohol level." - Jancis Robinson

# 2014 Vintage Notes:
"We have not had such splendid harvest weather for many years. This will ensure high quality (fragrant, classy and succulent are words already being used) across the board, up and down the hierarchy and well as consistently from south to north geographically apart from those vineyards ravaged by the hail at the end of June." - Clive Coates

Côte de Nuits

on weinlagen.info

La Tâche Grand Cru

on weinlagen-info.de

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