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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
1959 Palmer 75 IB 0 1 - 1495
1955 La Mission Haut Brion 75 DP 0 1 - 1300
1945

Latour

75 DP 0 1 - 1200
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.
Parker Points:  -
Drinking Period:  -
1953 Vieux Chateau Certan 75 IB 0 1 - 795
1945

Pichon Lalande

75 DP 0 8 - 475
Tasting Notes for Pichon Lalande, 1945:
A Possible Legend Candidate This wine is now in decline. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points:  -
Drinking Period: 1993-2003
1949 Talbot 75 DP 0 1 - 375
1949 Ausone, Halves 37.5 DP 0 2 - 295
1958 Latour 75 DP 0 1 - 295
1960 Latour 75 DP 0 1 - 275
1953 Mouton-d'Armailhacq (UK bottled) 75 DP 0 2 - 150
1955 Palmer, Halves 37.5 IB 0 1 - 100
 
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