Friday 2 December 2011

The Perfect Ones - Part 3

I bought this in the middle of the 90´s in London for a bargain price, and didn´t have great expactions on it, although it was impressive with a wine from 1900. Well, in 2000 I arranged a tasting - calling it Old & Rare No III on the invitation card, and since this bottle now was 100 years old and hopefully rare, I included it in the tasting. It was the best wine of the evening...
For the rest of the bottles at the tasting, see below.

1900 Moscatel de Setubal. J.M. da Fonseca
Enourmous scents just explodes from the glass, with notes of sugared coffe, dried apricots, assorted nuts and gingerbread. Very, very complex. Muscovado sugar and white raisins after a while. A depth deeper than the Marianer grave - a hedonists dream!
That taste is just as magnificent with every dried fruit on earth, combined with cold coffee, orange peel, dry licorice and old barrels, in a positive sense. The acidity is pure and fresh and matches the swetness perfectly. The finish just goes on and on and on and on...
100p   (tasted 2000/03)

The other wines at the tasting were:
1988 Comtes de Champagne, Taittinger   (93p)
1986 Côte-Rôtie La Landonne, Guigal   (93p)
1989 Orion Old Vines, Sean Thackrey   (90p)
1981 Grange Hermitage, Penfolds   (95p
1981 Côte-Rôtie La Mouline, Guigal   (97p)
1970 Château d´Yquem   (93p)
1953 Château Rieussec   (94p)
1937 Château Suduiraut   (88p)

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