Charity Auction Dinner with Ancient French Rarities--1924 to 1979 (RN 74, San Francisco): Essentially same color as the 1924. Very different nose with high toned perfume, honey and tropical fruit. Heavier, more viscous and relatively bitter compared to the older wine. Acidity not quite as enlivening. Not bad by any means, but not nearly as harmonious as the older, non-botrytised wine. While the botrytis adds aromatic complexity and lift, the trade off is that it also introduces some harshness. At the end of its life, in contrast to its older sibling that is still going strong as it approaches its tenth decade.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.