Tasted at annual DBGCBU lunch: Bottle down about 5cm, travelled all over Europe with this one in a backpack. Opened six months after returning home to Oz. Incredible wine! Possibly the best bottle of wine I have ever had. Had a freshness that was freakish given how old it was. Classic La Tache, hedonistic aroma, powerful but extremely elegant palate which was all silk and lace. Layers and layers of detail. Very long with a crescendo like finish that lasted forever. Once in a lifetime bottle.
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(La Tache) recently acquired from one of our auctions. The '52 mag had an unreal nose screaming with terroir; when I say unreal it is a compliment like 'out of this world,' not that it was fake, etc. There were incredible, absolutely incredible aromas of slate, earth and minerals on one side, and the rose garden, leather and amazing spice box on the other. Eric called it 'immortal' and Allen echoed my sentiment of 'unreal.' Pinches of caraway and smokehouse rounded out the nose. The palate was super tasty, veritable catnip for the feline wine lover in us all. Long and sensuous with sexy strawberry fruit and great earth, the palate had amazing length. It was one of the all-time great bottles of wine that I have had, definitely 'Top 100' worthy
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