*3R* 2018 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti "La Tache" Grand Cru Monopole Vosne Romanee (Burgundy, FR)

Weight: 3R

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Region: Vosne Romanee Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France

95 - 97 Points, Vinous

Drink 2028 - 2055

"The 2018 La Tâche Grand Cru exhibits quite a strong whole-bunch influence on the nose, perhaps a little too much when juxtaposed against the more seamless Richebourg. Scents of black truffle, pressed rose petal and decayed autumn leaves/undergrowth infuse the mainly dark fruit. There is something a little introspective about this nascent La Tâche. The palate is very well balanced with filigreed tannins. A multifaceted wine that leans more to the red side of the fruit spectrum. The silky, saline finish shows wonderful sapidity. Once the aromatics open for business, I have little doubt that this will be an awesome yet quite cerebral La Tâche." - Neal Martin