Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche 2020

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Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Burgundy, France
Rating
99 points

Vintages

2020

Description

Domaine de la Romanée Conti is co-owned by the de Villaine and Leroy/Roch families, the former successors to Jacques-Marie Duvault-Blochet who bought the vineyard of La Romanée Conti in 1869, the latter since acquiring the shares of other descendants of Duvault-Blochet in 1942. The Domaine is today run by Aubert de Villaine. Many people in Burgundy just refer to 'DRC' as "the Domaine".

The Domaine has 25 hectares of vineyards, all Grand Crus. As well as the 1.8-hectare monopole La Romanée Conti, the Domaine purchased its other monopole, La Tâche, in 1933, along with significant holdings in the grand crus of Richebourg, Romanée-St-Vivant, Grands Échezeaux, Échezeaux, and Le Montrachet at various points in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Domaine is the largest owner of each of the red wine grand crus.

Ratings

Score
99 points
Score
97 points
Review

Dark red; currently quite tight and whole-bunch herbal on the nose, relatively closed (the previous wines show, though, what this will be), a hintergound of mineral; wonderfully ample in constitution in the context of the vintage, rich, vivid, very finely tannic, a really lovely balance. Deep in flavor—sweet and broad—succulent for 2020, but also mouthwateringly juicy in its defining acidity, a lavish fruit allied to great perfume, long and lithe and full of scent to finish. Fruit plus fragrance in an opulent display, sort of plush-and-2020-perpendicular at once. Majestically contained, complete La Tâche.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
14-16 °C
Alcohol
13.5%
Cellar until
2035 - 2070

Tasting Profile

Nose
The dark red hue hints at the promise held within. At present, the nose exudes a captivating aura of tightness, featuring whole-bunch herbal notes that speak of restraint. Although relatively closed in its current state, previous vintages provide a glimpse into the wine's potential. A subtle mineral backdrop adds depth and intrigue to the olfactory experience.
Palate
As you explore the palate, the wine's true character begins to shine. It showcases an impressive constitution, especially when considering the vintage, offering richness and vivacity. The tannins are finely tuned, contributing to a truly lovely balance. The flavors run deep, with a sweet and broad profile that is succulent for 2020. Yet, there's also a mouthwatering juiciness, thanks to the defining acidity, which adds a refreshing quality. The wine embodies a luxurious fusion of fruit and fragrance, creating an opulent display that manages to be plush and distinctively 2020-like at the same time. This La Tâche is majestically contained and complete, embodying a regal presence that captivates with its long-lasting, lithe, and fragrant finish.

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche 2020

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