Old Beauties Dinner

Tasted October 8, 2015 by tooch with 173 views

Flight 1 (2 notes)

Red
1964 Château Léoville Poyferré France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
93 points
Poured a bright purplish, red hue. Aromatics were very bright and floral. Underneath the bright cherry/pomegranate tones it had some nice smokey/earthy/mushroomy notes. The palate was very fresh with some sweet tannins lingering about. Really nice combination of fruit & earth. Had the tertiary notes of graphite, and some soy on the finish. Thought it was in a great place. Definitely a vintage that's under the radar a bit, but I liked it a lot.
Red
1953 Pierre Ponnelle Volnay Santenots France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay
90 points
At first, this had one of the most brilliant aromas I've ever come across in Burgundy. The fruit was so bright and cool. Lots of airy florals, pomegranate, cranberry with undertones of earth. The palate was bright and full of life. Acidity was really zipping around. Unfortunately, the wine slid downhill quite quickly. The earthiness transitioned into a strong soy, and tea flavor. Gave it a 90 based on the initial impact it had on me...just wish it had been able to hang onto its brightness for longer.

FWIW, this was a negotiant bottle. Unsure whether I entered this correctly into CT. Happy to edit if anyone has any guidance.
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