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Tasting Notes for Ducru Beaucaillou, Magnums, 1966:
Tasted 6 Times With Consistent Notes
Fully mature, yet continuing to exhibit gobs of rich, lush, expansive fruit, the 1961 has amber/orange edges, and possesses an exotic bouquet of ripe fruit, vanillin, caramel, mint, and cedar. Fat, rich, and loaded with sweet, highly extracted fruit, this velvety, beautifully crafted wine has a 60-75 second finish. It is a brilliant wine that should hold up nicely for up to a decade.
Parker Points: 96
Drinking Period: 1994-2005
Tasting Notes for La Lagune, 1966:
The fully mature 1966 is supple and fleshy, with an attractive plummy fruitiness, medium body, and a soft, easy finish. Anticipated maturity: Now-probably in serious decline. Last tasted, 4/78.
Parker Points: 84
Drinking Period: -
Tasting Notes for Pape Clement, 1966:
This wine has been fully mature since the early seventies, and has always represented one of the best examples of this estate's style. It is consistently elegant, with Pape-Clement's telltale bouquet of smoky tobacco and earthy, cedary, currant fruit. Since the late seventies, the 1966 has ever-so-slowly begun to lose some intensity and take on more amber color. The wine is still very good, but the acidity and tannins are more noticeable in the finish, and the fruit is less intense. This was once a beautiful, elegant wine that is now beginning to decline. Anticipated maturity: Now. Last tasted, 11/87.
Parker Points: 85
Drinking Period: -
Tasting Notes for Pichon Lalande, 1966:
Now ready to drink, this moderately dark ruby-colored wine has a rich, toasty, peppery, somewhat minty bouquet, and firm, fleshy, tannic flavors. Medium bodied, with good concentration, as well as the austerity that marks the vintage, the 1966 Pichon Lalande should be drunk over the next decade. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: 1988-2000