Monday 16 December 2019

A Trio Of 1964´s

Birthday dinner with the family. I opened these three bottles to go with the main course - Coeur de filét Provencale.

1964 Gevrey-Chambertin Etournelles St Jacques, ?
1,5 cm ullage. The cork struggled to come out and didn´t reveal any information about the producer. As you can see on the pic there is no longer any label... The information above comes from the seller.
The nose is deep and dried up sweet with notes of stale Coca-Cola, smoke, Asian spices and old leather. A very fine warmth. Lovely.
The taste is velvety and dry with notes of root vegetables, dried strawberries, undergrowth and dry herbs. A very fine acidity. Long. Drinking perfectly today.
91p   (tasted 2019/12)

1964 Barolo Riserva Cru Bussia di Monforte, Prunotto
A mature, round nose with notes of undergrowth, mushrooms, red beets, compost and a hint of truffle. Very, very good.
The taste is tight and dry with notes of iron, dried cherries, red beets and dry licorice. Still some perky tannins. Structured and long.
88p   (tasted 2019/12)

1964 Barolo, Severino Anselmo Delle Rocche dei Manzone
The bottle looks great, a high level and no sign of seepage. It has the old type of hard plastic around the top. I cut it and I´m ready with the corkscrew.
What?! No cork. And no cork in the wine. They have apparantely bottled this and put on the plastic foil without corking it. Too bad.
The wine is old and without energy, some old chocolate and moist undergrowth. Too old.
The taste is dry and foursquare with dried up red fruit and dry licorice.
64p   (tasted 2019/12)

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