Domaine de la Romanee Conti   La Tache

2017 La Tache

By Domaine de la Romanee-Conti

2017 La Tache from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Burgundy, France

The 2017 vintage in Burgundy was one that deftly sidestepped the climatic challenges of its predecessors. For connoisseurs and investors alike, the wines from this year are celebrated for their charming approachability and nuanced depth – qualities that are resplendently encapsulated in the 2017 La Tache from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti.


A Vintage of Graceful Precision

The narrative of the 2017 season speaks of a harmonious Burgundian climate, seldom seen in recent years, which has been a boon to the region's cherished Pinot Noir grapes. It is against this backdrop that the La Tache vineyard's remarkable terroir delivered its pièce de résistance. With age-worthy structure yet accessible finesse, the 2017 La Tache articulates the eloquence of its lineage with a distinguished voice.


Lyrical Expression Underlined by Cultivation and Craftsmanship

This particular vintage illustrates an expertise in viticulture and vinification that Domaine de la Romanee-Conti wields like an artist's brush. The 2017 La Tache is a testament to a more restrained style favoured by Burgundy purists. Beneath this veneer of elegance lies a complex symphony of concentrated red fruit, a whisper of exotic spices, and a tapestry woven with tender tannins and energetic acidity.

Investing in this nuanced selection guarantees not only a gem within any collector’s portfolio but also an intimate experience with one of Burgundy's most prestigious terroirs. As time unfurls its potential, the layers will inevitably deepen, rewarding patient investors with a story that matures as gracefully as the wine itself.


An Enduring Investment in Liquid Elegance

In essence, the 2017 La Tache from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is an anthology of all that is coveted in Burgundy's tapestry. A vintage with such poised equilibrium between immediate charm and latent profundity represents an investable asset for discerning patrons; as it evolves, its narrative will unfurl with increasing complexity and historical significance.

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The 2017 La Tâche Grand Cru soars from the glass with a captivating and beautifully integrated bouquet of exotic spices, rose petals, raspberries, cherries and blood orange mingled with notions of cinnamon and coniferous forest floor. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, with a deep and tightly coiled core that marks it out as the most muscular wine in the cellar, displaying considerable concentration and largely concealed structure. While this is a dramatic young La Tâche, there's evidently plenty held in reserve, too, and it simply has appreciably more presence than any of the other wines that preceded it in this tasting.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 9 January 2020

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