Ratings & Tasting notes:
100 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
I cannot think of a more profound, young red Burgundy tasted than DRC’s 1990 La Tache. Although it still requires another 3-4 years of cellaring, it is incredibly endowed, with an extraordinary perfume of Asian spices as well as jammy black raspberries, cherries, and blackberries infused with smoke, toast, and dried herbs. Full-bodied, but ethereal, with layers of flavor, as well as mind-boggling delicacy and complexity, this youthful La Tache will be at its finest between 2004-2015.
99 points Allen Meadows – Burghound
Remarkably, even at 27 years of age there is still no bricking. A stunning, highly expressive and completely classic La Tache nose that displays almost unbelievable complexity so with many different elements that it is impossible to even begin to describe them all; the primary components include ethereal and still fresh pinot fruit, clove, knock out spiciness, anise, hoisin, soy and a trace of earth but these elements only hint at the sheer depth. The flavors are big, rich, refined, classy, penetrating and superbly powerful yet everything is in perfect balance and there is more than sufficient seve to balance off the still considerable tannins. The finish is intense, pure and so long that it is haunting; I could literally still taste this wine days later after I had it because it had such a dramatic and emotional impact. In its youth, this was one of the finest young Burgundies that I have ever been privileged to try and it only seems to get better with each passing year. For my taste, this is getting close to arriving at its peak though again I stress that this is to my taste and some may find it to already be in its sweet spot of maturation. In short, this is absolutely brilliant. (4/2017)
98 points Vinous
The 1990 La Tache 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. (AG) (5/2016)
97 points Wine Spectator
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. Best from 2010 through 2030. (BS) (6/2006)
– The exact bottle being sold is shown in the photos.
– Some label blemishes as shown.
– Some paint chipped from the top of the capsule as shown. However the capsule is tight and has no dents or holes.
– Perfect fill level for it’s age
– Bottle and label have been examined and authenticated.