Very pale ruby in one light, in another light it's fully bricked. Quite clear and bright. Deeply evocative cedary nose, has a whiff of acetic acid at first but it blows off after 15 mins to reveal soft red fruits and a hint of sweetness that's remarkably still there after all these years. A ''light'' wine, very classic claret style, called for a plate of rare lamb. Very classic, seriously lovely.
This half bottle was perfectly stored so I was hoping it still had some life in it and it did. The cork came out without and breakage and revealed a slightly cloudy wine with very little sediment. In the glass, the wine was a quite pale orange with and mild bouquet of cherries. Those same cherries came through in the glass. The wine was very light on the alcohol levels. It's certainly past it's prime but this bottle was still a treat to drink.
Unbelievably beautiful nose. Not really any fruit left, just tobacco and sous bois, but still, really great. Palate was too dried out to drink easily. Oh well. Not dead wine, you see, not vinegar, just very not worth drinking.
Upper shoulder fill. Cork soft and crumbly. Cloudy brown color. Smelled and tasted like watery apple cider vinegar mixed with madeira, with a whiff of acetone or varnish. Down the sink it went. C'est la vie.
This is one bottle that did not survive! Acquired by a friend at a estate sale this bottle [also acquired at the same time two others; 1975 Ch. Greysac and a 1979 Duhart Milon Rothschild] the bottle showed a fill to the mid shoulder. When the capsule was removed the cork was discolored and showed signs of mold. It took a few moments to carve the cork out [4 pieces] and be greeted with a sort of varnish smell out of the bottle. The varnish theme was to be the fate of this bottle of wine. Color, nose, and taste... Varnish. Nice label though.
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