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88 Points

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - I have had some really lovely wines from this Domaine over the years but I must confess. I am not a fan of the "house style" which sees varying levels (usually high) of whole bunch ferments. D.R.C La Tache is an incredible wine no doubt and in my experience rarely shows the stems due to the outstanding terroir. Of the other wines I've had to me it detracts rather than attracts. This wine again showed a fairly pleasant perfume but I find the stalky almost ashtray like character unattractive. Don't get me wrong, this is a classy wine and due to the endless accolades heaped on this Domaine I must be in a minority. "You get what you pay for" is a well coined phrase in life but not always true for wine. Fifteen years ago I began to navigate the worlds best wines wanting to know which ones really are the best? To me there are many more spectacular wines around at a fraction of the cost. I can feel the stage getting pelted with bottles, fruit and all manner of things so time for me to get off.

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