DRC Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache 2015 Rated 98WA
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The 2015 La Tache Grand Cru is a young classic, soaring from the glass with an exotic and stunningly complex bouquet of dark berries, plums, hoisin, smoked duck, dark chocolate, licorice and Chinese five spice, with just a touch of rose hip on the upper register. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, multidimensional and authoritative, with more mid-palate depth than the Richebourg, its attack more textural and layered. The tannins here are fine grained but firm - swathed in an ample core of plummy, almost savory fruit - and the finish is long and scintillating.
VinoUS Media Review
The 2015 La Tache Grand Cru was picked at 25.55hl/ha on 7 and 8 September. This has a fascinating bouquet. The stem addition seems a little more transparent than the other crus from the domaine. The La Tache has darker fruit than the Richebourg mixed with black tea, bay leaf, a pinch of cracked black pepper and a slight bell pepper scent. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin on the entry, presaging a masculine and almost curmudgeonly La Tache whereas in previous years it is comparatively amenable and open. It is long and deep, yet introspective until that jab of spice engages the senses on the finish. Interestingly, returning after 15 minutes the last third of this La Tache manifests more depth and tension, a little more detail with hints of orange rind and more brown spices. It is a mercurial La Tache as always, but would you want it any different? Tasted at Corney & Barrow's annual in bottle tasting in London. (Neal Martin)