Red

1996 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Nuits
  • La Tâche Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 89

  • hprphf wrote: 95 points

    March 7, 2020 - La Paulee 2020 - Gala Dinner (Pier 60): Showing pretty well, muscular and detailed but not gravely dimensional as RSV. 95

  • fclarity wrote: 96 points

    February 16, 2020 - Tasted blind, this wine had a deep red center and red/tawny rims. The medium+ intensity nose emanated black cherries, minerals, cola, and some rhubarb.

    In the mouth, this wine was rich and ripe with good acidity and rounded tannin. As the wine aired the well integrated structure emerged from under the rich young fruit.

    This was very impressive and probably drinking at a 95 point level right now with extended aeration. The underlying complexity will need time to emerge. However, this wine is pretty much a no brainer to pick up a couple points with time, I will give it a 96 for now.

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  • Alex G. Likes this wine:

    November 9, 2019 - Tea. So much fine tea, pu-erh steeped not in water but hoisin and raspberry juice. Delicate, fragrant exotic spice.

    Damn. I really wanted this to be overrated and convince myself I don’t need to chase this. But it is magical. The madness continues...

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  • blacktruffle Likes this wine: 97 points

    October 8, 2019 - This wine is at a perfect place right now. Lots of spice from the stems. Ripe fruit balanced with acidity, game, meat. The tannins are fine but a bit dry, but that has been the case for most of 1996 red Burgundy. Great performance for a 28K bottle cuvée.

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  • dcwino wrote: 98 points

    September 29, 2019 - 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The Last Session (Eddie V's - Tysons Corner, VA): Youthful yet unbelievably complex nose displaying sweet black and red fruit, blackberry, strawberry, black cherry, a hint of licorice, noticeable stem, sous bois, espresso bean, Vosne spice, Chinese herbal medicine, grilled fat, cinnamon, tree bark and mineral. Perfectly harmonious, very finely layered perfectly ripe black and red fruit, quite intense and concentrated yet also silky, precise and detailed, and a long intense black fruit driven finish with Chinese herbal medicine and sous bois at the end. This seems slightly leaner and more polished than the Richebourg. This incredibly youthful example can improved for another couple of decades.

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2018, Issue #77, Another Look At the 1996 Burgundy Vintage- Time Heals Many Wounds.

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    January 2012, Issue #45 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/18/2008 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    Top 100 Weekend, Year III, 1/3/2007

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    4th Quarter, 2006, Issue #24 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    Petrus and La Tache, 12/9/2005

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  • By Allen Meadows
    4th Quarter, 2003, Issue #12 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 1999, IWC Issue #83 (link)

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    March/April 1998, IWC Issue #77 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/21/2010 (link) 95 points

    (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche) Medium dark red violet color; beautiful cigar box, raspberry, black raspberry, herb, tobacco, thyme, incense nose; tight, spice box, tart raspberry, tobacco, mineral palate; medium-plus finish (much tighter than when tasted one year ago)

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/14/2009 (link) 97 points

    (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche) Dark cherry red color; gorgeous rose garden, tart cherry and spice box nose; wow! concentrated spiced tart cherry, spice box, mineral, iron and rosehips palate; long finish 97+ pts.

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  • By Bill Nanson
    11/1/2005 (link)

    (Romanée-Conti La Tâche) The deepest colour yet - looks quite old though with its mahogany colour and browning rim. The nose is a little gamey and still shows some mushroom - but this time much more subtle - together with high tones and jammy red fruit. Beautiful texture and weight in the mouth. This is the first wine with such volume. There is again a crescendo effect as you savour the wine, the finish being of bitter chocolate coated red fruits. Still a rasp to the tannins and lovely acidity. Very classy.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Nuits
  • Appellation La Tâche Grand Cru
  • UPC Code 0400007221994

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 16 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,457 (73%)
  • Consumed 530 (26%)

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