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Community Tasting Notes (19) Avg Score: 94.3 points

  • This wine was really interesting. Much more of an earthy and mushroom component with some fruit behind it. The raspberry fruit carried the package but it was very earthy. Felt like we were sitting in a forest with newly turned brown earth. Great pairing with white truffle and risotto.

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  • Drank two bottles with different fills and profiles. Bottle 1: mushroom and truffle nose, nice acidity, a touch of carmel on the palate with mature raspberry. Mellow happiness. Yummy. Rated it 93 points.
    Bottle 2: a bit funky at first but in a good way. Forest floor, moss. Developed into great depth and added weight, carmel nose with younger raspberry profile. Really good juice.

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  • round, spicy, soft. beautiful pale red, consistent color through. Surprising tanin on the tail, but silky Long, and mouth filling. In the mouth, Hoisen or barbeque sauce, a touch of sweetness and asian spice box, rose petals strawberry. Classic vosne romanee nose, elegant, spicy soft ripe strawberry

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  • First bottle was dead, with below shoulder fill. Second bottle was low neck and it was gorgeous. Nose of cherry, strawberry and forest floor. On palate, just splendid mix of roasted strawberry, raspberry and sweet cherry. It all came together like a symphony of earth and fruit. Extremely memorable .

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  • Stunning wine. I was fortunate to drink the 1978 only a few weeks ago and this 1972 bottle was comparable, both in character as in quality. Now at its apogee, great length. The typical warmth of La Tache, but not at all from the alcohol. The wine lingers on and on. Great. 19,5

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  • By John Kapon
    DRC Weekend, 7/6/2009 94M points

    (DRC La Tache) There were two wines to go in this magical weekend, and one of them was a magnum of 1972 DRC La Tache. The ’72 had a sexy nose with just a hint of that ’72 tomato. There was also sweet cherry, meat, oil, citrus, Worcestershire and chocolate. The palate was dirty even though its acidity was excellent. There were Korean barbecue flavors, a lighter mid-palate and dry tannins. The ’72, even though it was served from magnum, quickly headed south for the summer

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