BV Georges de Latour Vertical from 5 Decades (Mpls, MN): dark red color, marked bricking. PNP, poured into decanter and served immediately. 2oz pour over 1.5 hours. The nose has a sweet brown sugar character, floral, leather, funk, dried strawberry, phenolic. The palate still has good intensity, roses, brown sugar, dry cherry, soy, kirsch, dried berries, resolved tannins, medium plus finish. What a splendid showing for this wine. The most impressive thing was how this grew and improved over the 90 minutes we savored it. 92+pts.
Popped and poured through strainer. Cork excellent condition. Great fill. Medium amber/brick with translucent wide rim. Beautiful mint with slight chocolate nose after 10 minutes of odd funk. Not at all maderized like last weeks 1964 and showing WAY better than last bottle 2 years ago. Tannins gone and fruit very faded cherry, w/ tobacco and mint. Pleasant surprise- but way past prime. Cedar and anise arrive on second 2 ounce pour. Not surprisingly, very short on the finish- and undeniably taste can't match nose.
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