Pale, very pale, almost transparent color, on the nose, it is mushrooms and dust, on the palate the fruit is still showing and the structure is sound. It is a delicious old Burgundy with a long finish. The wine falls apart after about an hour but that's enough time for us to enjoy it
Rather pale, but only moderate browning. Decanted only briefly and served. Lovely bouquet of flowers and earth. Silky smooth, integrated tannins. Moderate red fruit. Elegant. Lovely. Shows age in the integration of flavors but none of the funky flaws that can arise. This was a perfectly stored bottle that never left Remoissenet that was probably still not far from its peak. I would think most bottles are past their peak.
This rating is probably a bit biased for it had the added aura of occurring at Maison Remoissenet where, while touring the cellars, Bernard Repolt heard a friend notice the cache of this wine in a nook and commented to my wife "Look it's your name!" and my wife replied, "Yes, and it is the year I..." Bernard stealthily pulled a bottle from the cave and shared it with us at the end of the tour! A bottle to remember forever!
Beautiful floral and earthy nose. Aged Pinot, but strongly red fruited, too. Palate is rather remarkably vibrant for 43 yr old, even a CSJ. It's almost sappy upfront with really deft touchof acidity. Excellent balance and poise. Some strength and finesse. Really tasty. Now, what's in the bottle?
Hard not to give it a few extra points for still being alive, but this wine is clearly on the downward slope. Iron on the nose, tannin completely resolved, with some elegance and complexity on the palate. Not much left on the finish. Drink up.
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