La Tache

from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

1987 La Tâche Monopole Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Bottle No. 828 of 11186: a pale reddish ocre orange colour; a sweet, hot and musty bouquet of redcurrants, squid ink, cherries, and diluted black tea.  On the palate were mulberries, cherries, sweet ripe oranges, with a musty undertone; later the skin of overripe brown pears, watery black tea, bitter almonds with weak leathery tannins.  It is quite gentle, thinning out with increasing acidity with some of the residual grace of a faded dowager; the finish lasts 30 seconds.  Drink up.  June 2021.  3.5/5