Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tâche Grand Cru Monopole 2014
An exotic bouquet of raspberry, orange peel, nutmeg, clove and classy new oak introduces a rich, powerful wine with a supple, expansive attack; a deep, concentrated mid-palate; and a fine-grained but firm tannic footprint on the long and penetrating finish. The La Tâche is just as ample and powerfully structured as the Domaine’s Richebourg, but its tannins are more polished and, at this early stage, more completely enrobed in fruit. Picked on the 17, 18 and 19 September.
Taster: William Kelley
Bursting with wild strawberry, blackberry and cinnamon on a round and velvety palate leading to a umami finish. Immense concentration yet great finesse – perfect harmony. A fabulous wine of charm and huge class. (97/100pts)
Taster: Gérard Basset OBE MW MS (en primeur)