20 October 2016,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,820
Estimate GBP 700 - GBP 900
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tâche 1969
Grand Cru, Côte de Nuits
Re-attached label. Bin-soiled, damaged label. Bottle No' 14321. Level: 3.5cms below base of cork
Tasting note: Seemed to veer from puberty to adolescence in the mid-1970s and 1980s when I found it lacked the flair of the ’62 and ’66. But by the 1990s, it became fully evolved, fragrant, lovely texture and delicious flavour. Most recently: medium-deep, mature, open rim; initially a vegetal whiff but developed a lovely citrus-like fragrance; dry, lean, austere but with a delicious and distinctive flavour and unusually disposed tannin and acidity. Perfection. Last tasted July 2003 **** M.B.
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