05-03-2012 05-03-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2593B Boston
May 3, 2012 5:00PMCalender
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Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache 1990

$3,949$3,250
Auction: Fine Wines - 2593B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 03, 2012 5:00PM

Description:

Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache 1990
Cote de Nuits
u: 1.5cm, slightly nicked capsule

" A stunning, massive, full-on and completely classic La Tâche nose that displays almost unbelievable complexity so with many different elements that it is impossible to even begin to describe them all; the primary components include ethereal and still fresh pinot fruit, clove, knock out spiciness, anise, hoisin, soy and a trace of earth but these elements only hint at the sheer depth. The flavors are big, rich, refined, classy, penetrating and superbly powerful yet everything is in perfect balance and there is more than sufficient sève to balance off the still considerable tannins. The finish is intense, pure and so long that it is haunting; I could literally still taste this wine days later after I had it because it had such a dramatic and emotional impact. In its youth, this was one of the finest young Burgundies that I have ever been privileged to try and it only seems to get better with each passing year. For my taste, this is getting close to arriving at its peak but it's not quite there though again, I stress that this is to my taste and some may find it to already be in its sweet spot of maturation. In short, this is absolutely brilliant. Note that while I have had relatively consistent notes, I have had two bottles that were a bit astringent on the finish and not in the class of what I describe above." Burghound, 99 pts. 04/11
1 bottle
Estimate $3,000-4,500