a developed nose, though quite delineated and vivid aromas of raddish, beek jerky infused blood orange, sweet sous bois, spice, caramel, brown sugar, truffle, autumn leaves and soil tones. Fine and elegant in the mouth, finishing with lively tannin and ends with a touch of spice. Good length with perfectly integrated structure. This was also from a very low fill bottle.
A really big disappointment. I purchased this wine in 1984 at a charity auction. As soon as I removed the seal my heart sank. The cork looked as if it had leaked. The cork crumbled as I removed it. Lots of sediment, cloudy. Sour like a flat vinegar. After 1 taste we poured it down the drain. Ouch!
Fill at neck line was certainly a worrying sign. A fragile cork didnt help the cause. This was decanted to rid the sediments. A pale red colour. I was expecting a better nose to palate; alas, the palate actually came out better than the nose! Nose was tea and most of all pruney - I feared the worst but perhaps this is the characteristics of aged wine. On the palate, much more youthful! The mouthfeel was thicker than what the nose would have suggested. I got both red fruits and earthy flavours. Wasnt sure how long the fruits would have lasted though coz the wine was polished off in no time. A lingering minerality towards the finish. All about sophistication and charm. A perfect ending to a nite of get-together with wine kakis (wine pals). Tks to pal Kenny for sharing his DRC.
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(DRC Richebourg) The last red on this afternoon was a 1964 DRC Richebourg, which was the third time I had had this wine in six weeks. I love it when that happens. It got an ‘ok’ from the Good Doctor, and it was not as good as the other two bottles recently sampled, but still excellent. It was hearty a la ’64, with nice rose and red fruits, good dirt and earthy flavors and hints of menthol. Its tannins and acidity were first only pleasing, but soon gained in the glass, like a mini-explosion. JJ found it ‘very candied and very sweet,’ and that sweetness played into its minty, fresh and elegant style. It couldn’t quite shake its dirt clean and maintained an earthy streak
(DRC Richebourg) Next in line was a 1964 DRC Richebourg, which happened to be the birthyear of our honored guest, so I guess it was fate! The Richebourg was open and hearty, rich and long in the nose. It had the garden, the mint and the menthol of old DRC. Wendy found it ‘meaty and smoky.’ The palate was rich and lengthy, hearty a la ’64. There was nice grit and meat, and Jim noted ‘iron,’ which I saw with a little more air. Gamy, mesquite flavors lingered on its rusty finish, and its acidity asserted itself more in the nose. Alexander liked it more on the nose than the palate, but I enjoyed it overall
(DRC Richebourg) The final wine on this special evening was a 1964 DRC Richebourg. It was relatively mild-mannered in the nose for a ’64, possessing so much elegance at first. Usually, ’64 Burgs are taking their tops off right away, which is why I like the vintage :) . The DRC had lots of pitch, hitting a high note aromatically, possessing lots of mint, rosemary, menthol, game and edge. The palate showed more typical power and was classic all around with its flavors of menthol and rose oil. Slightly browned and perfectly grilled, the Richebourg was chunky and long with excellent acidity, and it kept gaining and unfolding in the glass. ‘Wow, that’s rich,’ summed up Big Boy
(DRC Richebourg) Eddie pulled a couple wines out of his bag to break up the Champagne, and it was perfect timing. The first had an intoxicating nose that was smoky, sweet and sappy. Aromas of mesquite and a wood-burning grill along with an exotic perfume graced its nose. There were also great forest and cedar nuances in its fantastic nose. The palate was super – balanced, long and with great stalk and good earth flavors. It was evidently good real estate, and this 1964 DRC Richebourg got oilier and sweeter.
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