Alzero + misc (Terkels place): Most likely a defective bottle that at one or more points in time has been stored in a warm place. The color is light brown. Nose is filled with "brown" smells, mushrooms, brown apples and caramel. The palate is mostly dark/rotten apples but still quite pure in its flavors. Short aftertaste with some apple-juice acidity. Very little mousse. Overall impression is that it is just old and tired :-)
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(Cristal) There was one more magnum left, a 1971 Cristal, and it was a spectacular one. ‘Really fresh’ came from Slover, and ‘deep and thick’ from Big Boy. It was incredibly rich with a light saber of a finish, zippy and with orange marmalade and corn flavors. Its finish was extended and extensive with a super Sprite bite. Big Boy also noted ‘burnt orange,’ and there were toffee traces on its finish.
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