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(DRC Les Gaudichots) The next wine was ‘Back to Jesus’ territory, or back to Caesar, if you prefer. Big Boy had just asserted that he was the last remaining, living descendent of Julius Caesar. You can’t make this stuff up. Big Boy violently declared that this was ‘wine of the night.’ There was a definite RC element to the nose. There was so much iron, along with beautiful musk and a little menthol. The wine was very minty, and flavors of iron, spice and forest were everywhere. There was Lord of the Rings complexity in these woods. This was a spectacular bottle of 1923 DRC Les Gaudichots (98).
(DRC Les Gaudichots) The next wine was much younger in its personality, a bit disturbingly so. There were oats, wheat, baked bread, plum, nut and chocolate in its flashy nose. Wendy picked up on ‘yellow bell pepper,’ and Ray found ‘stewed tomato.’ Big Boy observed ‘volatile acidity.’ This wine was clearly not pure and was the only wine of the night that I seriously questioned the authenticity. However, the next wine made me think that it was more of a bad reconditioning job. It was a
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