On 11/28/11 10:28 AM, Bi!! wrote:
> Many years ago at the complettion of a real estate deal I was gifted a
> 3L bottle of 1970 Chateau Lafite from a man who really didn't know or
> like wine but he had a number of cases stacked up in the corner of his
> office. At the conclusion of the real estate closing he pulled up a
> large format bottle and handed it to me and told me that it probably
> wasn't any good as it had sat around his office for years. He had 6
> of these 3L bottles of 1970 Lafite. I had a large crowd at
> Thanksgiving and decided to open my bottle. While it still had a good
> neck fill, the cork slid out with ease. The nose was fairly effusive
> with cassis when I decanted it. The wine was slightly brickish in the
> glass but still a medium red in color. Within minutes the nose had
> opened up showing classic cedar, lead pencil, cassis and floral
> notes. The wine evolved over the next hour but never disappointed.
> I was pleased. "A-"
If any wine were designed to withstand ill treatment, this is probably
it: tannic red wine in large format bottle. I'm glad to hear that your
bottle was in sound shape, and it sounds like a very appealing wine.
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