1976 Château Pontet-Canet

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84 Points

Sunday, September 11, 2011 - Low neck. Reasonable cork. Totally transparent amber colour but still bright. Nose is damp autumn leaves, Chinese red dates, gui ling gao (turtle jelly), Chinese long-boiled medicine and dusty attics. Palate is an initial attack of very dry powdered tannin and high acidity followed by a mute mid-palate and dried tea bags finish with some pit-stone black and red fruit trying to rise Lazurus-like but constantly falling back in exhaustion. This particular bottle (my last) is flirting with separation and didn't hold together as well as the one drank back in January 2010. A fading sepia photograph....but still enjoyable in a transitory way. Bought in 2007 as a US$18 bin end.

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