DRC La Tache 2006
WS97: Featuring black currant, licorice and sandalwood aromas and flavors, this is very structured, powerful and intense. There's also plenty of breed and finesse, coupled with a long aftertaste.—Non-blind 2006 DRC tasting (February 2009).
VM96: The 2006 La Tâche Grand Cru is a vintage that I had not tasted since it was in barrel. But what a gorgeous wine it has turned out. The bouquet is so seductive, a heady mixture of red and blue fruit, pressed violets and citrus fruit that soar from the glass with amazing precision. The palate is medium-bodied with precise tannin, velvety smooth in texture with layers of red fruit laced with black cherries, Earl Grey and even a hint of liquorice. Monitoring the wine over several minutes it seems to gain depth and persistence. Beautiful.