My first La Tache 1992 was in 2007 and this is my 2nd time.
Bottle No. 17440
A little low in level, more dark in color, mature but fuller-bodied when compares with a bottle last 8 years, beautiful nose of La Tache, austere, so classic and delicious. If one thinks 1992 LT is weak that's totally wrong. It can hold for 4 hours of drinking and at the end, it becomes a good bottle of great Burgundy without its typical scent but getting close to the clean and elegant feeling of drinking Jayer's Cros Parantoux 1992.
This wine can go easily for another 20 years from now. I wish I could get some bottles for myself to drink it again and again.
Weak vintage, great producer, 1992 La Tache is my type of wine.
BWC 2015 - Lafarge Clos des Chênes (mostly) and a few examples of Vosne Romanée: I fully expected to be let down by this, my first experience drinking a bottle of La Tâche. Not the case. The wine opened up over about a half hour in the glass and showed sparkling and incredibly articulate Indian spice aromatics - "like Kalustyans," someone said. The intensity belies the lightness of color and body, and the wine was wonderfully complex. There was almost no fruit in the way of the spices on the nose - it surprised me in how it felt like all layers had been stripped away and we had this incredibly transparent view into the wine and the place. A great experience.
Wednesday Night Burgundies (Bar Boulud): Fantastic showing, and clearly a bottle that had been stored in ideal conditions, as is immediately apparent from the still-dense ruby color of the juice. At first, it seemed worryingly hollow -- some tannins wrapped around not much flesh to speak of -- but it quickly became apparent that that was more of a factor of the too-cold serving temperature than any issue with the wine, and once it warmed up to the room it fleshed out nicely and also featured the aromatic smorgasbord that makes La Tache so distinctive, with all sorts of stuff going on in the aroma you couldn't possibly reduce to words, including some gaminess and a spiciness that's isn't the usual Asian five-spice but more in the cracked-pepper family. #02573.
Magnum directly from the Domaine. 3mm fill. Did not know whether to let breathe or not given the weak vintage. Once again, should not have doubted the Domaine, and listened to both Clive Coates and Aubert de Villaine who both indicate that 1992 is a strong vintage for La Tache. Beautiful deep ruby colour, a penetrating nose. While it was a bit green / young at first, within 60 minutes, the wine had really opened up and the fully power of La Tache came through. Unfortunately little in the bottle was left...
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