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  • By John Kapon
    The Big One, 7/26/2011 95 points

    (DRC La Tache) The 1991 DRC La Tache signaled a brave, new world with its youthful nose. There was deep, rich red fruit, along with milk, citrus and vitamin aromas. Its palate was thick, stalky and stemmy, still fresh and still young.
  • By John Kapon
    DRC Weekend, 7/6/2009 95 points

    (DRC La Tache) The 1991 DRC La Tache had a special nose. It had rich, concentrated and saucy fruit. Kisses of milk, vitamin, citrus, rubber, minerals and leather danced around its flashy core of sweet, pungent red fruit. The palate was delicious with great iron flavors, musk and more red fruits. It was noticeably long, and someone called it ‘superb’
  • By John Kapon
    Four in a Row, 5/13/2008 95 points

    (DRC La Tache) he last flight was one of La Taches, ending the night in grand fashion. We began with the 1991 DRC La Tache, which had a deep, intense forest nymph orgy thing happening in its nose. Nutty with firm aromas of game, beef and iron, the 1991 had full frontal spine and spice. Its palate was citrusy, sweet, satiny and sexy, yet a bit tight. Ned found it in a ‘dumb’ phase, while Dave countered that it was not dumb, rather ‘young but classic.’ It jumped out more with food, and there remains an ocean of potential in this young buck of a La Tache (95+).
  • By John Kapon
    La Paulee Part One, 3/19/2007 94 points

    (DRC La Tache) Big Boy was starting to get antcy, as the dinner was a long affair, so my notes were a bit brief on the next flight of two as we grabbed our tastes in the back as Big Boy needed to circulate his legs and blood flow. The 1991 DRC La Tache was smoky and seductive with good cedar, t ‘n a and sweet soy. It had a nutty kink and delivered an excellent experience
  • By John Kapon
    Petrus and La Tache, 12/9/2005 97 points

    (La Tache) was a revelation of a bottle. Dalia was loving it and its gorgeous fruit, which had strawberry joining the usual reaspberry and cherry. There was a similar racy, slaty and vigorous edge to the 1991 as the 1996, but there was even more depth to its fruit and a bready appeal. It was an unbelievable bottle; rich, long, vigorous and deep on the palate with layers of fruit on its thick palate and lip-smacking finish. Paul purred 'as usual&old faithful.' It was so rich; someone said that Aubert once mentioned he thought it would even surpass the 1990
  • By John Kapon
    Summer Tasting Group News, 8/22/2005 97 points

    (La Tache) Rob came out with a 'spectacular' right away, and I must admit that the wine was (is) in a great spot. Rich and meaty, its bouquet was filled with iron, vitamin, spice and leather. Intense, long, balanced and gorgeous, this was some serious Burgundy. It was a step up from the Clos de la Roche, possessing more intensity, spice and tannin than any of the prior wines. The palate was similarly rich and long with a touch of cola flavors

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