Tuesday 10 December 2013
Drinking Tonight - 1964 Château La Tour Baladoz
1964 Château La Tour Baladoz
This for me unknown St Emilion has a good level, just in the neck. The colour is a healthy red/orange with a little brown in the rim. The nose is a bit shy at first but soon evolve nicely in the glass, with aromas of mature red plums, sweet undergrowth, mocha, rosehips and lots of autumn leaves. Laid back, mature and velvety. Really nice.
The taste is as velvety as the nose with notes of plums, red currants, melted milk chocolate, autumn leaves and old worn leather. A medium long, soft finish with not a hard edge in sight. Maybe a bit to soft but the drinkability is high!
86p (tasted 2013/12)
The label is a bit of fun. On the top of the label is says "Monopole" - isn´t all Bordeaux châteaux monopole's? Or do Latour have several owners who bottle their own version? :-)
Then it isn´t enough that this is a Grand Vin - it is a St Emilion Le Grand Cru - doesn´t this get confusing for the ordinary consumer...? :-)