Dirty nose and clean palate at first, then the nose started to come around and the flavors became a bit deeper. It was a treat to drink this wine, and the bottle was drunk quickly. Soft and elegant, but not profound. I always relish drinking aged wine stored well, and was grateful to do so with this bottle.
On the nose, a touch sour, yeasty, vosne romanee puny funk. A bit worried when we popped and poured. Turned completely around on the palate, smooth, silk, deep rich! Floral initially, over an hour plus, it thinned it and faded, this held back a better score.
1970 DRC Horizontal...and Friends (Inovasi - Lake Bluff IL): Bottle was in good condition, with ullage around 4cm. Classic old Vosne character, with lots of spice for a wine its age. Nice fruit, surprisingly vibrant for a 40+ year old wine. Really impressive balance and length. A very enjoyable and sophisticated wine. Maintained its flavor for at least one hour.
This was over the hill but still interesting. The nose remained pretty and complex and quite intense, but the wine was thin on the palate with some obvious maderization. It fell apart rather quickly but was fun while it lasted.
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