La Tâche 1978
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
Côte de Nuits, Grand Cru
u. 2x4cm, 3x4.5cm, 1x5cm, labels slightly soiled, Leroy slip labels, 1 peeling, non-consecutive bottle numbers
At 32 years old, this has the most incredible gamey, scented bouquet of huge, heathery purity. All pervasive, enveloping all who were tasting. On the palate, an almost honied, cherryish, damp earth taste, with immense persistence and length - it lingered for minutes. Alarmingly beautiful in that unique DRC way. There were notes of charcoal and bright, red fruit but, in the end, it was just La Tâche at its most seductive and alluring. Serena Sutcliffe, MW
6 bts (cn)
The Faiveley and the 1970s Petrus was bought by the vendor from Christies in the 1980s, as was the pre-1978 Domaine de la Romanée Conti. The remaining DRC lots in this section were purchased from Domaine Leroy via a middleman. All the other Burgundy lots were bought in Switzerland from the official importer. This part of the collection has been kept in naturally cool purpose-built underground cellars.
These Domaine de la Romanée Conti bottles were bought at auction from the State Monopoly. The Petrus 1982 was purchased from a highly reputable Bordeaux négociant. The Le Pin and the 2005 vintage red Bordeaux was bought en primeur from a Bordeaux wine merchant, while the Drouhin, Biondi-Santi and Jaboulet lots came direct from the producers. All have benefitted from long-term professional storage.
LYING IN GREENFORD, MIDDLESEX
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