Château Latour Pauillac Grand Vin Premier Grand Cru Classé 1967

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Pauillac · France

TYPE – Red

GRAPES- Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Franc,MerlotPinot Noir,Petit Verdot

“1967 WAS MADE FOR EARLY DRINKING… Till Latour came along. I have not come across any Bordeaux 67 wines that’s still drinkable up to this date, except this King of Bordeaux, Latour 1967 and Queen of Bordeaux, Lafite. Surprisingly the nose was so muted, I barely get a faint vanilla smell, nothing of the typical muscular Pauillac. Extremely dry to start off with, showing multiple layers, structured, flavorful, typical deep, dark core of Latour characters showed. Very mellow. Outstanding wine! “

Pauillac 1964

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GRAPES- Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Franc,MalbecMerlotPinot NoirPetit Verdot

“FEMININE Pichon Lalande, one of my all time favorite Bordeaux, did not fail to impress me for this 1964 vintage. I loved the nose indefinitely, extremely elegant, very feminine, imagine a Parisian stylishly and elegantly dressed. Body was similarly impressive, again the extreme elegance popped up, the fruits are still sustaining although the slightly elevated acidity did notch the stars down to 4.5. Still a great effort, cheers to my favorite label! “

Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle Rouge 1985

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Hermitage · France

TYPE – Red

GRAPES-Shiraz/Syrah

“FELL OFF THE CLIFF I had so much expectations on this bottle thinking it’s probably going to be wine of the night. Unfortunately the subject line differed. Nose of Syrah, medicinal and tea leaves. Tasted really forward and approachable initially, pretty enjoyable. But in the glass for just 15 minutes, the charm disappeared, replaced with lean and dry body. I have to aptly call this best disappointment I had – falling off the cliff as fast as it can! “

Domaine Jean Grivot Richebourg Grand Cru 2000

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Côte de Nuits · France

TYPE – Red

GRAPES-Pinot Noir

“RICHEBOURG I didn’t have much luxury to drink Richebourg, obviously it’s not a daily wine for me. But for the 2 Jesn Grivot I ever had (1998 & 2000), I now realize that it really takes 2 decades to mature. Nose of massive dark and red cherries, and I love the very refined oaks, probably new oaks. But palette was not what I expected: very harsh, very dense, extremely concentrated, very rough, unpolished, very creamy as well, and then multiple layers, with a long finishing. Impressive description :)”

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche 1992

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La Tache · France

TYPE – Red

GRAPES- Pinot Noir

“WHAT A TREAT! Friend blinded this bottle and meant to surprise the birthday boy with a good present, and all 8 of us who witnessed the birthday song had a generous treat! Coming from not a fantastic red burg vintage, it did exceptionally well. La Tache is a La Tache. Very dense nose, mixed with red and black cherries. Slightly dry, elegant, big and bold style, silky, huge amount of layers, extremely balanced and long finishing, a real beauty! You don’t often hear me praise a red burg at this level! “

Varoilles Clos Des Varoilles Monopole Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 1971

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Côte de Nuits · France

TYPE – Red

GRAPES- Pinot Noir

“STILL SINGING Pinot Noir, an extremely fragile grape, I really don’t have much luck with old bottles. This one was pristine with perfect provenance. Dry tobacco leaves, toasty and musty on the nose. Palette was surprisingly still lively despite being just a premier cru. Extremely sweet, very forward, mellow, slightly green and in fact I loved the charming character of the wine. Unfortunately it faded relatively fast and quickly ended up with dry finishing. “

Palmer 1985

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Margaux · France

TYPE – Red

GRAPES- Cabernet Sauvignon,MerlotPetit Verdot

“ONE OF THE BEST IN 1985 I have drank a lot of Bordeaux 1985, there’re a few undisputed champions, namely Pavie, Lynch Bages. I don’t recall any first growth showing outstanding performance. Palmer has a lot of charm. I never had it blind against other wines, but I do have faith this label is easily the top 3 in 85. Nose of barnyard, fragrance. A really rich and lush wine, extremely forward, albeit slightly acidic and sour (probably due to provenance), other than that it’s seriously one of the best. “

Haut Bages 1961

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GRAPES- Cabernet Sauvignon,MerlotPetit Verdot

“HAUT BAGES LIBERAL? I have quite a few of this bottle of 1961 Haut Bages, but not sure if this was the same as the fifth growth Haut Bages Liberal. 61 was a fantastic Bordeaux vintage, and Pauillac was especially fantastic. My best bottle came from Mouton Baronne Philippe 61, obviously a Pauillac and this bottle was not far away in terms of standard. Nose of powerful pencil lead shaving, cigar box. Initially with elevated acidity, but with air and food, mellowed down. Followed by lush and opulence.”

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