Just as I was finishing the post of the 127 64´s I drank last year, I felt the urge for one more!
1964 Hospices de Beaune Pommard Cuvée Billardet, Ets Leroy & Cie S. A.
As soon as I put my nose to the glass I realize that I am in for a treat. The nose that flows up from the glass is deep, mature, sheer and refined with gorgeous notes of dried strawberries, rose petals, cigar box, Asian spices and forest floor. Just wonderful. A stunning floral note emerges with air. Mature, but just so. A lovely balance. A masterpiece.
The taste is like drinking velvet, paired with notes of wild strawberries, dried raspberries, herbs, rose petals, old balsamic vinegar and some Cohiba smoke. The finish is very long, exquisite and just gorgeous. A lovely dried up sweetness to the fruit. This really caresses the palate.
Bought from a now extinct wine store in the Netherlands. Would love to have more bottles of this nectar.
97p (tasted 2015/02)