Light brownish in the glass with lots of sediment. Closed on the nose. There seems to be a bubbling intensity underneath the somewhat rejective nature of the bouquet. With air and patience, notes of forest floor could be identified. In the mouth the wine was wonderfully sweet and tasty with good width and depth, solid structure and definition and complexity. Sugary sweet on a fruity note with perfect integration and maturity, echoing out on a sulfury and pleasant note.
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(DRC La Tache) Next up was my contribution for the evening, a jeroboam of 1957 DRC La Tache, and what a jero it was. This is one of the few wines from 1957, Bruce’s birth year, that can still deliver, and out of jeroboam it was extraordinary. This bottle would be a good exhibit A for those that feel the best barrels often went into the large formats of DRC. The nose was gorgeous and pungent, wild and gamy with that pure La Tache style. It was incredibly aromatic, with oceans of spice, mushroom, truffle oil and garden. The palate was juicy and saucy, rich with beautiful rose hip flavors and the Vitamin C. Eddie hailed the nose as ‘singing’ while King Angry, a late arrival due to holiday traffic, observed its ‘burnt’ qualities, although he was not hating. This wine was still singing out of the bottle eight hours later…impressive(
(La Tache) had a sexy nose that was very musky with rose, sweet red cherry, sweet leather, earth, band-aid and meat aromas. It was delicious up front with a touch of brown sugared fruit and that pinch of Worcestershire. There were nice earth flavors, and while the finish was short, its acidity was integrated, and the wine was gorgeous. Wilf commented how the '57 'always had a slight burnt quality, as in wood or charcoal.
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