Tuesday 16 September 2014

Two More Bottles Of 1964 St Emilion

Last Friday, I grilled some tender noisettes of pork for dinner, prepared a Ratatouille that I sprinkled with goat cheese and cooked a red wine sauce with some leftovers 64 Barolo - a great dish for two mature bottles of 1964 St Emilion.
Popped and poured and enjoyed over a few hours.

1964 Château La Tour St. Christophe
A big, mature, fully open nose with notes of mildly clean stables, cooked red currants, old tobacco, dry leather and a nuance of dog fur! Very old fashioned, very typical and very yummy. Kept very well in the glass.
The taste is mature, dry and medium bodied with notes of cool red and black currants, old chocolate, tobacco and autumn leaves. A very good structure. A fine maturity although the nose is more impressive and hedonistic than the taste.
89p   (tasted 2014/09)

1964 Clos Trimoulet
Two St Emilion from the same vintage, but yet very different creatures. The Clos Trimoulet is deeper, denser and sweeter on the nose with notes of dark plums, earth, chocolate biscuits and pipe tobacco. Very, very good. Didn´t develop much in the glass. From time to time a bit rigid.
The taste is tight, mature but not as much as the La Tour St. Christophe, with notes of plums, chocolate wafers, autumn leaves, tobacco and leather. A fine warmth in the medium long finish where some tannin still are noticeable. Very, very good.
89p   (tasted 2014/09)

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