France Bordeaux Pauillac
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on Apr 27, 2008
Amazing! Medium mahogany from center to the edge. Clean! This wine is pure class in a glass. Very old world nose of old saddle leather coupled with a tar like smell that made it remind me of an oiled old baseball glove. There was a hint of sweaty socks and some vegitaible aromas along with cigar ash. The nose on this wine rocked. One of the most focused and detailed bouquets i have every had the pleasure to know. In the mouth the wine soft and still plush and no hard edges. This did not drink like a 1970. One of the better Latours I have had, the best from 1970. Drinking at its peak but can go on for 5-10 more years with ease. 98 points
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on Mar 28, 2008
Okay, so I'm not really side by side testing a "leaker" 1970 Chateau Latour vs Meridian Merlot, but if memory serves, this partially oxidated, and certainly weathered first growth would whoop the tar out of Meridian Merlot. It would dominate a lot of wines I've tasted. You know why? Because it's so exceptional that it can travel all over the world, get some sort of damage late in its life, leak all over my jeans and still taste better off of my fingers than most average wines out of premiere Riedel glassware. The fruit is still making itself known through the very first taste: strawberries sing on my tongue. Oh, my first First Growth! How I love thee.
Could I be a little biased? Perhaps. But it was certainly palatable. That's all a girl can really ask for. As Roger Miller would've said: "Chug-a-lug, Chug-a-lug. Makes ya wanna holler HOWDY HO!"
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