Saturated cork, high shoulder. Needed about 20-30 minutes in the decanter to sort itself out but when it did it was a lovely Lynch Bages. That business about pouring these old clarets into the glass and categorically not decanting them is nonsense. Classic notes of blackcurrant, blueberry, mint, pencil. The rain gave it a fine silhouette on the nose and more noticeable dilution on the palate. However it was very enjoyable, and a bit of a surprise given the year. I often find parallels between Lynch and Mouton; luckily this Lynch was much better than a recently drunk 64 Mouton.
A singe bottle lot upper shoulder with good label bought in auction. The first 64 I've had in nearly 20 years. Expecting the worst but was pleasantly surprised. Violet nose at first then bloody and finally liquorice. Still a decent colour and good length. Slightly sweet, which is typical of the vintage. There are better 64's, I recommend Latour or Picon Lalande. Enjoyable with that slightly attenuated (oxidised) palate like a traditional Rioja.
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