Saturday 12 December 2020

Birthday Wines - Part Two - Three Bottles From The Greatest Vintage Ever

A small part of the closest family gathered yesterday for dinner. What to drink with my birthday classic - Coeur de filét Provencale? 
Doesn´t matter - as long as it is from The Greatest Vintage Ever!

1964 Beaujolais Grande Cuvée, Collin & Bourisset
I have had fine old bottles from this negociant before and this bottle was no exception. The nose is delicate and soft with notes of cranberries, dried raspberries, earth and herbs. Very good. Not that deep though.
The taste is dry and herbal with notes of red currants, dried nuts and forest floor. A tad short but still lively and with a good acidity.
85p   (tasted 2020/12)

1964 Château La Bécade
This Haut-Medoc has traveled to New York and back, ending up on my dinner table. The voyage doesn´t seem to have had a negative impact, since this is a fine bottle of mature Bordeaux.
The nose opens a tad shy but with air it displays fine notes of black currants, leather, tobacco and clean stables. Very, very good.
The taste is medium bodied, dry and fine with notes of red and black currants, tobacco, chocolate wafers and earth. A fine warmth. Has aged gracefully.
89p   (tasted 2020/12)

1964 Barolo, Prandi
From the old vineyards of Marchesi di Barolo - "Tenuta di vigneti proprii giá antichi Marchesi di Barolo", this bottle from Prandi hasn´t faired well ovef the years. The nose is full of cooked red berries, moist earth and VA.
The VA comes through in the taste alongside som murky red berries and moist cellar notes. Got worse with air. A 64 that gets 
64p   (tasted 2020/12)

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