Red

2016 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 7

  • Andre Brattland wrote: 98 points

    January 29, 2020 - Amazingly crisp and precise aromas with incredibly refined and complex fruit of red berries, purple fruit peel, most delightful spices and this distinctive deep saltiness that really impresses. A entry that takes your breath away and puts you off a bit. So present. So clean. An indescribable balance between being deeply concentrated and powerful, yet so refined and elegant. Dark powerful fresh berries, forest floor and deep salts that impress. Light animal tones in the background. Perfect tannins. Long and energetic finish. Not much to draw here. 98 points. For now. (98-100 points)

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  • sirpat00 Likes this wine: 98 points

    October 23, 2019 - Part of a 2016 DRC tasting, a vintage that impressed with how approachable it already was, purity, elegance and versatility. For me, the La Tâche scored best, followed by Richebourg and Romanée-Conti – although the latter may well surpass the La Tâche in the long run. Corton came in last. Montrachet, Échezeaux and Grands-Échezeaux were not produced commercially that year and older vintages offered instead.

    There is lots of depth and finesse. Intense red cherry, maybe unsweetened cherry jam, just a tad bit of smoke, bacon and a fruit that finds further support from mineral notes such as graphite or flint stone. A drop of rose water perfume. A beautifully juicy palate brimming with ripe red cherry, fresh acidity and tightly knit texture with soft tannins. Medium+ length finish. Microscopic precision. Over time sweet spices and herb are being expressed on top. Whether this will be the long-term winner in a race against Romanée-Conti over the next decades is a different question, but for me the wine of the night, no doubt about that.

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  • Cailles wrote: 97 points

    October 23, 2019 - DRC 2016 – what survived the frost: Intro: Another great vintage. At this early stage I slightly prefer the 2016s over the 2015s at the same point last year as the former show a bit more open and complex (due to a less dominant fruit core). Out of the 5 reds, the Richebourg is my #1 with its early charms and seductiveness. The La Tache is the most complex and shows a tad more open than the Romanee Conti, which is so dense and packed that it very likely will reach higher highs than all other wines. The RSV also boasts the fantastic structure and finesse without the incredible depth of the big 3.

    TN: Incredibly complex and ever changing aroma profile on the nose and palate with dark fruits, dark forest berries with time more and more pure red fruits with strawberries, cranberries, cherries, strawberry candy, rose hip, fresh herbs, loads and loads of minerality with wet stone, granite, earthy tones. The complexity and the purity of the aromas are off the charts. The structural frame comes with the softest tannins and a very round and high acidity which will need some more time to further integrate. Great length. Incredible 97/98 nose thanks to the unbelievable complexity, 95/96+ on the palate thanks to the complexity and structure with some deductions for the acidity. This could become a masterpiece and a (nearly?) perfect wine in 20 years.

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  • Burgundy Al wrote:

    June 28, 2019 - Dégustation Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Verticale 2016, avec Déjeuner (1243 Bourgogne Society - Beaune): Sit-down tasting with Aubert of the 2016 lineup. Ripe black and red cherry on both nose and palate. Less perfumed/ spice aromatic character vs Romanée St. Vivant or Richebourg, but there is a seamless harmony here between aromas and flavors that is stunning for a wine this young. Everything is already so integrated and elegant and hinting at unfolding layers upon layers of complexity. Perhaps a bit drying right now on its finish, but I fully expect that will easily soften. 96-98 point potential.

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  • Kemo Sabe Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 9, 2019 - Deep and richly spiced nose. By far the best texture of the DRC line up. Lots of Vosne spices on the palate. Darker fruits. Still hard to assess other than to say this is greatness in the making.

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    Jan-19, Issue #73 (link)

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    Burgundy 2016 EP 95+, 10/20/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • 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

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  • Pending Delivery 108 (7%)
  • In Cellars 1,424 (88%)
  • Consumed 88 (5%)

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