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DRC La Tache 1990 (750ML)

$6,999.00
SKU:
DRCLATAC90B
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Vintage:
1990
Format:
750ML
Appellation:
La Tache
Stock Status:
In Stock

Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

100 DE / 98 VM / 97 WS / 95 WA

Splendid colour. A touch of reduction at first but this quickly blew away. Pure and definitive and very fine indeed on the nose. Marvelous fruit. Indisputably a great wine. A big wine of huge concentration, splendid tannins and very good grip. Very fine long finish. Very youthful still. Will still improve. - Decanter

The 1990 La Tâche saturates the palate with extraordinary depth and intensity. Hoisin, mocha, exotic spices, leather, licorice and plums meld together in the glass. Powerful and unctuous to the core, the 1990 has it all. This is an especially fine bottle of the 1990. Wow! The 1990 is ripe, voluptuous and racy, yet it retains just enough freshness to balance all of the intensity. The creamy, unctuous finish alone is captivating. This is a fabulous bottle of the 1990 and a total dream wine. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Brilliant aromas of sweet cherry, strawberry and spice herald ripe sweet fruit on the palate. It's concentrated and beginning to show some maturity as truffle and forest underbrush notes emerged over time. There's terrific balance between all the elements, followed by an excellent finish.--La Tâche non-blind vertical. Best from 2010 through 2030. - Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator

Tasted at the La Tâche vertical at The Square. The La Tâche 1990 sports a deep garnet core with brick rim. The palate is obviously from a relatively warm Burgundy vintage and delivers a surfeit of ripe, juicy and powerful red fruit infused with black truffle, leather and mint, with time a touch of rose petals. It gains more and more delineation with time, though never quite achieves the clinical precision of the 1991. The palate is full-bodied and for La Tâche, quite sinewy with layers of intense, rounded, svelte red berry fruit with just a touch of piquancy. It has an enormous structure and undeniable presence, yet this bottle could not hold a torch to either the 1991 or the 1999 La Tâche. Aubert de Villaine himself commented that he prefers the 1991 La Tâche to the 1990 and I concur. This is a great La Tâche but now with 25-years on the clock, one wonders whether it is past its peak? - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate

 

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