Author: Robert Parker
This is one 1970 that appears to possess the necessary components to develop into something special. It remains youthfully hard and astringent, but there is no doubting the high levels of concentration and intensity. Moreover, the wine exhibits a classy, complex bouquet, offering up scents of cedar, black fruits, minerals, and leather. Full-bodied, powerful, and rich, with outstanding concentration, this wine requires another 7-10 years of cellaring - can you believe that? It is unquestionably a 40-50-year wine.
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Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/17/2013
Pale rusty hue, yellowish rim. Corked smell. Tart cherry. Corked
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 12/09/2010
Wonderful and ripe after 40 years. Delicious.
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 03/06/2010
Drink Dates: 2000-2015
Yummy. Classic nose of blueberry and casis.
Amazingly balanced and still fruit forward. Long finish with soft dusty tannins. This still has a ways to go.
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/31/2009
Drink Dates: 2004-2015
For the first 20 years this wine was rather rough with harsh tannins needing to soften & integrate. Now after 40 years it has softened and come together into a big but elegant, delicious Bordeaux and is probably on the downhill slope of its drinking plateau but with a few years still to go.
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