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1949

Latour ( US Strips )

75 IB 0 1 - 2500
Tasting Notes for Latour ( US Strips ) , 1949:
On each of the previous occasions I have had this wine it has flirted with perfection. This bottle was again a riveting, opulently-textured drinking experience. Its spectacularly perfumed bouquet consists of truffles, black tea, soy, minerals, and copious sweet prune, coffee-infused, black currant fruit. Sweet on the attack, with a rare opulence, a voluptuous texture, full body, terrific freshness, and a chewy, fleshy, succulent finish, this has always been great stuff. This bottle was no exception. It has been fully mature for 25-30 years, but well-stored or larger format bottlings will last another two decades. Wine Advocate # 129 Jun 2000
Parker Points: 98
Drinking Period: 2000-2020
1945

Vieux Chateau Certan

75 DP 0 1 - 1950
Tasting Notes for Vieux Chateau Certan, 1945:
Tasted 2 Times With Consistent Notes Tasted twice and rated highly each time, the 1945 is an exceptional winemaking effort in what can be a frightfully tannic vintage. It exhibits a dark, murky, plum color with little garnet at the edge. It also possesses a huge nose of smoked meats, black-raspberries, plums, licorice, and tar. Dense, chewy, and powerful, with gobs of tannin, and amazing fruit extraction, this full-throttle wine must be at its plateau of maturity, yet I see no reason it cannot last for two more decades.
Parker Points: (98-100)
Drinking Period: 1994-2014
1949

Latour ( US Strips )

75 IB 0 4 - 1900
Tasting Notes for Latour ( US Strips ) , 1949:
On each of the previous occasions I have had this wine it has flirted with perfection. This bottle was again a riveting, opulently-textured drinking experience. Its spectacularly perfumed bouquet consists of truffles, black tea, soy, minerals, and copious sweet prune, coffee-infused, black currant fruit. Sweet on the attack, with a rare opulence, a voluptuous texture, full body, terrific freshness, and a chewy, fleshy, succulent finish, this has always been great stuff. This bottle was no exception. It has been fully mature for 25-30 years, but well-stored or larger format bottlings will last another two decades. Wine Advocate # 129 Jun 2000
Parker Points: 98
Drinking Period: 2000-2020
1949

Latour ( US Strips )

75 IB 0 3 - 1500
Tasting Notes for Latour ( US Strips ) , 1949:
On each of the previous occasions I have had this wine it has flirted with perfection. This bottle was again a riveting, opulently-textured drinking experience. Its spectacularly perfumed bouquet consists of truffles, black tea, soy, minerals, and copious sweet prune, coffee-infused, black currant fruit. Sweet on the attack, with a rare opulence, a voluptuous texture, full body, terrific freshness, and a chewy, fleshy, succulent finish, this has always been great stuff. This bottle was no exception. It has been fully mature for 25-30 years, but well-stored or larger format bottlings will last another two decades. Wine Advocate # 129 Jun 2000
Parker Points: 98
Drinking Period: 2000-2020
1959 Palmer 75 IB 0 1 - 1495
1953 Vieux Chateau Certan 75 IB 0 1 - 795
1949 Talbot 75 DP 0 1 - 375
1949 Ausone, Halves 37.5 DP 0 2 - 295
1960 Cheval Blanc 75 DP 0 1 - 250
1959

Lynch Bages ( top shoulder )

75 DP 0 1 - 195
Tasting Notes for Lynch Bages ( top shoulder ) , 1959:
This is a superlative wine. Such consistent brilliance was not again evident until the succession of super performances that began in 1982. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 94
Drinking Period:  -
1953 Mouton-d'Armailhacq (UK bottled) - Philippe de Rothschild 75 DP 0 2 - 150
1955 Palmer, Halves 37.5 IB 0 1 - 100
NV

Smith Haut Lafitte

75 IB 6 0 695 -
Tasting Notes for Smith Haut Lafitte, NV:
This is another uncompromisingly made, gorgeous effort from Smith-Haut-Lafitte, a property that has done everything right since the new owners took over in 1990. The 2005's dense blue/purple color is accompanied by aromas of lead pencil shavings, espresso roast, blue and black fruits, and violets. Rich and dense with good acidity, high but sweet tannin, and an underlying minerality that is a characteristic of a top Graves, this beauty will require 5-7 years of cellaring, and should keep for three decades or more. The Wine Advocate #170 Apr-07.
Parker Points: 95
Drinking Period: 2012-2037
 
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