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Community Tasting Notes (15) Avg Score: 88.6 points

  • I must have owned this bottle for getting on 20 years. I've had a BBR bottling of this vintage before but not the chateau bottled. Upper shoulder. Fully mature colour with amber rim and garnet core. Weedy blackcurrants, rosehips and a touch of other red berries on the nose. A little thin at first but it developed well over 2 hours in the decanter into a classic red fruit, rounded and now fully mature 1970. Good rather than great, a touch on the light side for the vintage but classic all the same.

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  • A BBR bottling, this was definitely past its prime and over the hill, followed it for about four hours, but that did not help, the acidity and barnyard notes just became stronger. This one is over when I add the other cellartracker notes to my own impression...

    That brings me to a question: how do you rate wines that are neither flawed nor defective but clearly over the hill? Do you rate it low? (This was a mid-70's experience) or do you rate it as flawed, or just not at all?

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  • Certainly past its prime but still a little more than old bones and still enjoyable. Mineral, dusty cocoa, damp earth, faint flowers and red fruit and still good acidity. Pretty but short and that's fine by me. Tough to score a wine like this but I think it should be spared the indignity. Went surprisingly well with hawaiian pizza. Go figure.

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    Very good colour for the age; volatile nose a little like Musar; quite slight on the palate, nice wine but at the end of the road

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  • I am a fan of this chateau, but not this bottle. Color and clarity good, but it seemed coarse and simple. Not bad, but nothing I would seek out. Nothing like the '66.

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