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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
Tasting Notes for Latour, 1945:
89 points. I have experienced extraordinary discrepancy in the quality of the 1945 Latour. In this tasting, it revealed a healthy garnet color with light amber/orange at the rim. The textbook Latour bouquet of cassis and black walnuts was apparent, but in the mouth the fruit was drying out and the tannin dominated the wine's full-bodied, austere personality. It is a powerful wine, but this slightly rustic and tannic example was excellent rather than sublime. A superb bottle consumed with friends in December at Gerard Pangard's excellent Washington, D.C. restaurant was significantly richer, meriting a 96-97 point rating. The notes for this wine are taken from the description of Series II - Flight B of the 1995 tasting conducted in Munich by Helga and Hardy Rodenstock. Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate 2/96.
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Drinking Period: -
Tasting Notes for Pichon Lalande, 1945:
A Possible Legend Candidate
This wine is now in decline. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
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Drinking Period: 1993-2003