35 Wines to Taste before you Die – Part 4 – The Finale – Bordeaux
Latour a Pomerol 1928, 1961
Latour á Pomerol produces sumptuous, meaty, concentrated and full-bodied Pomerols. The 1928 vintage was so vibrant and powerful…. A miracle!!! Full of pure fruits, mineral character and a long finish.
Petrus 1928, 1945, 1961
I have to be very honest with Petrus. There are great wines but they were a little bit shy in general. Even 4 or 5 hours after I was hoping to get more out of the glass. Anyways, a fantastic robust wine with great depth, good acidity, right amount of dark fruits and a fantastic finish. The 1961 vintage was the winner of the evening.
Philippe Julian‘s ‘V’ for victory design – ‘Année de la Victoire’ – captured the celebratory mood of the year, and became an icon.
Profund, intense with firm blackcurrant fruit, coffee spices, chocolate and with a superb finish. A Top player of the 20th century.
Leoville Las Cases 1945
This Chateau produces arguably the most exotically perfumed wine in the Médoc. On the palate it is powerful and concentrated and marvellously well-balanced. The mineral character is present alongside the black fruits and a very intense finish. Léoville Las Cases is a 2eme Cru Classée in name but produces 1er Cru Classé quality wines.
Lafleur 1945, 1961
Wines from Lafleur display a spectacularly intense perfume (partly attributable to the high percentage of Cabernet Franc in the blend) and display layers and layers of concentrated, black fruits, minerals, tobacco spices and creamy liquorice on the palate. The 1945 vintage was so powerful that any young wine could runaway immediately!
A deep, very impressive colour. The nose is aromatic with dark fruits, clean and well defined. The palate is pure and well delineated style, clean, firm, structured but with an elegant sweetness. This wine was one the best of the evening.
Chateau D’Yquem 1921
The 1921 is without a doubt the greatest vintage of the 20th century. Very dark in colour which can make you think that the wine is off….The bouquet is very rich, honeyed of course, peachy, intense and fragrant. On the palate super rich, powerful, great length and intensity, and supported by life-preserving acidity. One of life’s sublime experiences.
So there you have it – that was quite the most amazing tasting ever. And the answer to the question – What is the best wine you have ever tasted? Its impossible to say, so many of them are champions in their own right.
Until the next time,