Full golden color. Lovely rich round orange rind and spice on the nose. Huge rich fat honeyed spicy mineral palate with lanolin on the mid palate and hints of caramel on the finish. This wine was in fantastic shape and still had plenty of life and acidity remaining.
France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton Grand Cru
From mag. Full deep red color with pink edges. Fabulous bright strawberry red cherry nose with rose petal notes and some spiciness. Mmmmn, nice big bold black cherry fruit with brown sugar and anise spice notes. Similar to the Ponnelles from the previous evening, this wine had surprisingly rich deep full bodied black from for its age.
Medium red color with some fading at the edges. Interesting leather briar black friut nose. Big sour balck fruit on the palate, but began to decline pretty quickly in the glass. Perhaps a couple extra points from me for surviving 81 years with any fruit at all!
A controversial wine that some liked better than I did. full deep opaque purple/red with brown edges. VERY odd aroma of lanolin, tide detergent, dill, and a hint of brown sugar mollases. Big black stewed fruit but still odd with almost stinky cheese notes. Probably just not a great bottle, but then again who knows with a wine this old. Really the only disappointment over two evenings of great wine.
France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
Full deep purple color with red/pink edges. Forward aroma of red fruit, cedar, and graphite with spicy licorice hints. Nice rich black friu on the palate with mineral, coffee, and briar notes. Very lithe and etheral next to the other 53s. Probably got an extra point or so from me for the label.
Coffee black red color. Killer aroma screaming blood and iron with graphite notes. Mmmmn, great red cassis fruit with pencil lead on the finish. Really stellar - a few gave the Cheval the nod for it's sophistication, but this was easily my favorite of the three 53s.
France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
Ruby red color. Incredible nose of violet black cherry with spice and anise notes. Great black cherry fruit with spicy complexity and a long coffee finish. Lovely and one of my favorite burgs of the night.