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    cwdjrxyz Guest

    Default TN Moulin Touchais 1959

    The wine is Moulin Touchais 1959 from the Anjou region of the Loire.
    The firm Touchais has large holdings in the region and selects the
    best grapes from various vineyards to make this wine.

    This wine is full gold in color with hints of old gold - about the
    same as a top Sauternes at peak. This wine is extremely sweet, but
    there is plenty of clean acidity to balance it. A first sip reminds
    you of a sweet syrup, and then the acidity kicks in to balance it. The
    bouquet and taste are both quite intense with candied pineapple,
    honey, butterscotch, beeswax, and floral hints being suggested, at
    least for me. The wine is mouth coating. The finish is very long. In
    short, this is the best Loire I have ever tasted, but then I have not
    tasted many of the very top sweet ones which are produced only in the
    greatest years.

    Michael Broadbent tasted it in 1987, and I have not seen more recent
    tasting notes by him. Then he rated it 5 star out of 5 star and
    suggested it had years more of life ahead. His rating was higher than
    for the 1949 and 1947, and you have to go back to 1945 to find an
    earlier 5 star rating of Moulin Touchais by him.

    My guess is that the wine will easily outlast me and the cork. I
    likely will dip the tops of the remaining bottles in sealing wax to
    protect the wine in case a cork fails. The cork of the bottle I opened
    still was sealing well, but the it nearly crumbled at touch. Although
    such a cork could hold a few more decades if properly stored, it also
    could start letting air in or leaking at nearly any time.

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    Martin Field Guest

    Default Re: TN Moulin Touchais 1959


    "cwdjrxyz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > The wine is Moulin Touchais 1959 from the Anjou region of the Loire.
    > The firm Touchais has large holdings in the region and selects the
    > best grapes from various vineyards to make this wine.
    >
    > This wine is full gold in color with hints of old gold - about the
    > same as a top Sauternes at peak. This wine is extremely sweet, but
    > there is plenty of clean acidity to balance it. A first sip reminds
    > you of a sweet syrup, and then the acidity kicks in to balance it. The
    > bouquet and taste are both quite intense with candied pineapple,
    > honey, butterscotch, beeswax, and floral hints being suggested, at
    > least for me. The wine is mouth coating. The finish is very long. In
    > short, this is the best Loire I have ever tasted, but then I have not
    > tasted many of the very top sweet ones which are produced only in the
    > greatest years.
    >
    > Michael Broadbent tasted it in 1987, and I have not seen more recent
    > tasting notes by him. Then he rated it 5 star out of 5 star and
    > suggested it had years more of life ahead. His rating was higher than
    > for the 1949 and 1947, and you have to go back to 1945 to find an
    > earlier 5 star rating of Moulin Touchais by him.
    >
    > My guess is that the wine will easily outlast me and the cork. I
    > likely will dip the tops of the remaining bottles in sealing wax to
    > protect the wine in case a cork fails. The cork of the bottle I opened
    > still was sealing well, but the it nearly crumbled at touch. Although
    > such a cork could hold a few more decades if properly stored, it also
    > could start letting air in or leaking at nearly any time.


    After reading a wonderful article in Decanter? entitled something like "The
    Hidden cellar of the Loire"? I tracked down the MT 1945 and 1955 vintages
    in Melbourne back in the '80s. The '45 was one of the greatest wines I've
    ever tasted.

    I wrote some years back
    "There are few greater delights that drinking a very old wine that has aged
    gracefully - despite the considerable odds against it. I can recall some
    memorable examples, like a Kopke Vintage Port 1945; a few bottles of Seppelt
    Sparkling Shiraz 1946. The Moulin Touchais (chenin blanc) 1945 and 1955.
    Yalumba Riesling 1934 and a 1930s blend of Penfolds? Sercial Madeira,
    bottled by Jimmy Watson."


    Cheers!
    Martin



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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: TN Moulin Touchais 1959

    On Dec 29, 2:18´┐Żam, cwdjrxyz <spamtr...@cwdjr.info> wrote:
    > The wine is Moulin Touchais 1959 from the Anjou region of the Loire.
    > The firm Touchais has large holdings in the region and selects the
    > best grapes from various vineyards to make this wine.
    >
    > This wine is full gold in color with hints of old gold - about the
    > same as a top Sauternes at peak. This wine is extremely sweet, but
    > there is plenty of clean acidity to balance it. A first sip reminds
    > you of a sweet syrup, and then the acidity kicks in to balance it. The
    > bouquet and taste are both quite intense with candied pineapple,
    > honey, butterscotch, beeswax, and floral hints being suggested, at
    > least for me. The wine is mouth coating. The finish is very long. In
    > short, this is the best Loire I have ever tasted, but then I have not
    > tasted many of the very top sweet ones which are produced only in the
    > greatest years.
    >
    > Michael Broadbent tasted it in 1987, and I have not seen more recent
    > tasting notes by him. Then he rated it 5 star out of 5 star and
    > suggested it had years more of life ahead. His rating was higher than
    > for the 1949 and 1947, and you have to go back to 1945 to find an
    > earlier 5 star rating of Moulin Touchais by him.
    >
    > My guess is that the wine will easily outlast me and the cork. I
    > likely will dip the tops of the remaining bottles in sealing wax to
    > protect the wine in case a cork fails. The cork of the bottle I opened
    > still was sealing well, but the it nearly crumbled at touch. Although
    > such a cork could hold a few more decades if properly stored, it also
    > could start letting air in or leaking at nearly any time.


    thanks for note. I have one of these for Betsy's 50th next year, hope
    it shows as well!

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