Saturday 9 August 2014

Vacation Wine Diary - Day 32 - An Old Bottle Of Bourgogne Passetoutgrains

Dear Diary

With todays barbequed chicken fillets and a mushrooms sauce I needed something mature, soft and fulfilling. I hoped that this bottle would cater to my needs. It did.

NV Bourgogne Passetoutgrains, Louis Latour
According to the seller this is from the 50´s. The bottle shape and the content strongly suggest that that would be the case.
The nose is medium deep, ripe and mature with notes of dried strawberries, a lot of mushrooms, old tobacco and some barnyardy aromas. With air it gets more harmonious and sweeter with a lovely rhubarb scent. Very good.
The taste is mature, round and dry with notes of cool strawberry fruit, undergrowth, old leather and dried herbs. A fine acidity that cuts through the creamy mushroom sauce like a sword. A medium long, balanced finish. During the hours it takes to finish the bottle in doesn´t budge a bit. Not great, but very good, and just what I needed.
86p   (tasted 2014/08)

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