1962 Château Pape Clément

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Sunday, December 9, 2007 - Drank at Berns Steakhouse in Tampa for my wifes birthday (after opening a corked 62 Branaire Duluc-Ducru). Medium Ruby color with a slight bit of fading and minimal bricking showing on edge. The nose on this showed of cherry, leather and mineral with some underlining vegetal V8 notes that I have found in some older Bordeaux...very attractive/interesting nose. On the palate we again found notes of cherry and leather turning real mineral and menthol with that band aide element on the medium finish. This is oh so soft and delicate but still showing some good flavor for it's age........kind of like a real sophisticated older Madison Ave lady in her 80's....she has seen her day but still has that elegant touch and look to her.....very nice to experience older Bordeaux like this.

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