Impeccably stored bottle. Nose and color looked to be of a twenty to thirty year old wine. Hard to believe this wine is over 60 - it appears to be a candidate to reach 100 in its prime. A very stong tannic background - bit dry and griping - yet matched by dark fruit. Earth and mineral rounded out the wine. Not over the top, nor did it have a 1minute+ finish, but to sip it and think of the conditions at harvest was a true treat. If you can find it, buy it and enjoy.
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(Calon Segur) as mentioned, was also out of magnum and more pungent, but ‘you can tell the lineage of these wines on the nose,’ Greg keenly observed. Chalkier, sta! lkier an d stonier, the ’45 was the least approachable and had the biggest finish. It was much more wound up with lots of cedar; long long long and dry dry dry. Although it was the least pleasant and enjoyable wine of the flight on this night, one could see the potential for the longest evolution and another thirty or forty years of longevity easily. However, that dryness may never integrate either
(Calon Segur) served out of magnum. It had a great nose full of minerals, chocolate, cassis, nut, old cedar and earth. The wine had such beautiful and fresh fruit, almost grapy. Creamy, lush and elegant, the wine still possessed a nice delicate length to its finish and flavors of slate and old cedar. Simply a delicious wine, the 1945 Calon even got sturdier in the glass and its tannins came out more and more with time
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