Deep, golden yellow in colour, with a few bubbles still. This was more like an old bottle of white burgundy. Oloroso on the nose, oxidative but not oxidised. Classy, complex and powerful. The palate was full of coffee, mushrooms, vanilla ice cream, a touch of fino sherry. I've written, "So long, creamy, life affirming, majestic, rich". I must have been pissed or really liked it. Perhaps both....again perhaps not quite the absolutely best bottle (see my note on the 1959) you could have but I think you'd have to have a bottle from the cellars of Pol themselves to get a better bottle (the 1959 was!). Great stuff.
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(Pol Roger) Midnight was about to strike, and out came a jeroboam of 1964 Pol Roger. The third quarter of this game was about to begin, and Big Boy had his saber ready, preparing to duplicate the rarely seen sabering of a jeroboam of Champagne. I have only seen this accomplished once before, by Big Boy himself last New Year’s Eve. Make that twice, as Big Boy did it again, which is no easy task. The ’64 was a bit advanced unfortunately, but still drinkable and enjoyable, even almost great for a few minutes. The nose was very butterscotchy and full of vanilla, deliciously mature with loads of honey, straw and golden aromas. It was rich, tasty and creamy at first, but it faded quickly thereafter
(Pol Roger) The last of our 1964s was a Pol Roger, which was full of doctor’s office action with its iodine, vitamin and game qualities. It had an insane pungency to it and was a bit wild and crazy. Its vitamin qualities were superb, and its palate was long, dusty and meaty
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