TN: La Tache '15

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TN: La Tache '15

#1 Post by YacobovE » February 13th, 2019, 12:18 pm

Been on a beer kick recently, but had an opportunity to enjoy a bottle of La Tache '15 for an excellent price on a wine list. Having read CT notes on the '15 from other board members, I wanted to try it for myself. While the wine did not disappoint, now having enjoyed it I am a bit disappointed by how few bottles I own for future consumption.
  • 2015 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, La Tâche Grand Cru (2/7/2019)
    Bottle #01330

    Appearance: Dark red with rosy pink edges

    Nose: Showing it's stuff right away on the nose. When we came back to it after initial opening (~1.5 hours later) there was a lot of red fruit, typical asian spice and hoisin. As we continued to enjoy, the nose developed some hints of tobacco as well.

    Palate: To begin with the palate was super tight (as to be expected), but when we started enjoying the bottle an hour and a half after opening, the palate was showing a lot more with hints of tobacco and licorice.

    Overall: With every glass this wine evolved and got better, but even the first glass was utterly balanced. So while the wine improved over time and showed more complexity and give, it demonstrated amazing balance from the get-go and that remained throughout. The last few glasses were so silky rich and elegant. The few times I've had La Tache, it's been a kaleidoscope of flavors and this experience was no different. Although this was one of the most impressive young bottles I can remember drinking, I would recommend saving any bottles you own for a future date. But if you see it for a good price on a wine list, don't be afraid to try it (or tell me the restaurant name).
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Re: TN: La Tache '15

#2 Post by YacobovE » February 13th, 2019, 12:32 pm

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#3 Post by YLee » February 13th, 2019, 1:21 pm

Thanks for the TN. At which restaurant did you dine?
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#4 Post by Frank Drew » February 13th, 2019, 4:02 pm

Thanks for the note, Edan, and my condolences that you own only a few bottles of La Tâche. [cry.gif]

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#5 Post by luc@sl@belle » February 13th, 2019, 6:10 pm

Curious what you consider “a good price”

Also sounds delicious, thanks for the note.

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#6 Post by YacobovE » February 14th, 2019, 6:35 am

YLee wrote:
February 13th, 2019, 1:21 pm
At which restaurant did you dine?
A restaurant in CO - if interested in more info PM me

Frank Drew wrote:
February 13th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Thanks for the note, Edan, and my condolences that you own only a few bottles of La Tâche. [cry.gif]
I appreciate you understanding my plight [snort.gif]

luc@sl@belle wrote:
February 13th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Curious what you consider “a good price”
That's a loaded question. The bottle was significantly lower than current wine-searcher lows
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#7 Post by William Kelley » February 14th, 2019, 7:47 am

Sounds like a terrific showing. Have one solitary bottle that is reserved for my daughter's 21st, perhaps to be preceded by a 2017 G-Max (her vintage).
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#8 Post by Charlie Carnes » February 14th, 2019, 1:00 pm

William Kelley wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 7:47 am
Sounds like a terrific showing. Have one solitary bottle that is reserved for my daughter's 21st, perhaps to be preceded by a 2017 G-Max (her vintage).

That's a combo I would be interested in for sure!
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Re: TN: La Tache '15

#9 Post by alan weinberg » February 14th, 2019, 2:55 pm

William Kelley wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 7:47 am
Sounds like a terrific showing. Have one solitary bottle that is reserved for my daughter's 21st, perhaps to be preceded by a 2017 G-Max (her vintage).
made both my kids “earn” their La Tâche, not just a birthday gift. They had to pass the California bar. Both did on first try—daughter celebrated with 2001 in 2014 and younger son, 4 years later, drank 1998.

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