Red Bordeaux

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Vint Description Cl ? Cs Bt Cs (£) Bt (£) +
1966

Cheval Blanc

75 DP 0 1 - 275
Tasting Notes for Cheval Blanc, 1966:
A good rather than great effort from Cheval Blanc, the 1966 is now fully mature. Medium ruby with an amber edge, this is a restrained version of Cheval Blanc, with a stylish, reserved bouquet of mineral scents, black currants, and spicy oak. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, moderately fleshy, but not so voluptuous or as concentrated as one expects Cheval Blanc to be in this highly regarded vintage. Robert Parker- Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 85
Drinking Period:  -
1966

La Mission Haut Brion

75 DP 0 1 - 135
Tasting Notes for La Mission Haut Brion, 1966:
The 1966 La Mission-Haut-Brion, never quite as rich and deep as the 1964, is still a beautifully made, elegant La Mission, with a very cedary and leather-scented, fruity bouquet, medium to full body, and a long, supple, velvety finish. I would advise those who have it in their wine collections to consume it over the next 4-5 years. It does not appear capable of getting any better, and may, in fact, be just starting to lose the fruit. Robert Parker- Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 1989-2000
1966

La Mission Haut Brion

75 DP 0 2 - 170
Tasting Notes for La Mission Haut Brion, 1966:
The 1966 La Mission-Haut-Brion, never quite as rich and deep as the 1964, is still a beautifully made, elegant La Mission, with a very cedary and leather-scented, fruity bouquet, medium to full body, and a long, supple, velvety finish. I would advise those who have it in their wine collections to consume it over the next 4-5 years. It does not appear capable of getting any better, and may, in fact, be just starting to lose the fruit. Robert Parker- Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 1989-2000
1966

La Mission Haut Brion

75 DP 0 1 - 180
Tasting Notes for La Mission Haut Brion, 1966:
The 1966 La Mission-Haut-Brion, never quite as rich and deep as the 1964, is still a beautifully made, elegant La Mission, with a very cedary and leather-scented, fruity bouquet, medium to full body, and a long, supple, velvety finish. I would advise those who have it in their wine collections to consume it over the next 4-5 years. It does not appear capable of getting any better, and may, in fact, be just starting to lose the fruit. Robert Parker- Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 1989-2000
1966

La Mission Haut Brion

75 DP 0 1 - 225
Tasting Notes for La Mission Haut Brion, 1966:
The 1966 La Mission-Haut-Brion, never quite as rich and deep as the 1964, is still a beautifully made, elegant La Mission, with a very cedary and leather-scented, fruity bouquet, medium to full body, and a long, supple, velvety finish. I would advise those who have it in their wine collections to consume it over the next 4-5 years. It does not appear capable of getting any better, and may, in fact, be just starting to lose the fruit. Robert Parker- Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 1989-2000
1966

Latour

75 DP 0 2 - 350
Tasting Notes for Latour, 1966:
The wine of the vintage, the 1966 Latour is a classic, old style Bordeaux that has required decades to become drinkable. A dark, opaque garnet color is followed by a fabulous nose of cedar, sweet leather, black fruits, prunes, and roasted walnuts, refreshing underlying acidity, sweet but noticeable tannin, and a spicy finish. This powerful, vigorous, immensely impressive, concentrated Latour has reached its plateau of maturity, where it will remain for another 10-20 years. Wine Advocate # 129 Jun 2000
Parker Points: 96
Drinking Period: 2000-2012
1966

Petrus

75 DP 0 1 - 1200
Tasting Notes for Petrus, 1966:
Excellent, but even more highly regarded elsewhere than by me, the 1966 Petrus has a cedar, herbaceous, sweet, fruity bouquet and is full bodied, with very good viscous, ripe, berry flavors. This big, dense, somewhat coarse wine seems just a trifle out of synch. The 1966 Petrus has plenty of tannin, alcohol, and flavor, but they have never fully meshed. Anticipated maturity: Now-2002. Last tasted, 6/91. Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1 Jan 1998
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 1991-2001
1966

Petrus

75 DP 0 1 - 1200
Tasting Notes for Petrus, 1966:
Excellent, but even more highly regarded elsewhere than by me, the 1966 Petrus has a cedar, herbaceous, sweet, fruity bouquet and is full bodied, with very good viscous, ripe, berry flavors. This big, dense, somewhat coarse wine seems just a trifle out of synch. The 1966 Petrus has plenty of tannin, alcohol, and flavor, but they have never fully meshed. Anticipated maturity: Now-2002. Last tasted, 6/91. Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1 Jan 1998
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 1991-2001
 
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