Product DescriptionWine Advocate Review
Aubert de Villaine remarked that there is "one more dimension" to the 2013 La Tache Grand Cru and that he would be in no hurry to bottle it. The barrel sample makes an immediate impression on the nose. It is immeasurably complex with cranberry and pomegranate scents at first, autumn woodland accompanied by candied orange peel and limestone scents. The palate is very complex and beautifully balanced. Perfect acidity, surfeit with tension, this La Tache gradually crescendos to a pixelated finish that has enormous persistence in the mouth. Stunning.
VinoUS Media Review
Bright, dark red. Precise but discreet aromas of raspberry, noble herbs, smoky minerality and spices. Hugely rich and spherical in the mouth but also shows outstanding lift and saline soil complexity to the extremely concentrated flavors of raspberry, strawberry and flowers. Delivers a compelling combination of sweet and savory elements and finishes with noble, seamless tannins and great energy and spicy lift. An obvious knockout but much more reticent today than the Richebourg. (Stephen Tanzer)