Mouldering at the back of the cellar are some dusty old bottles which I have been meaning to examine for some time. I found a 1962 Chassagne Montrachet the other day, more a historical curiosity than a wine though, the contents having seeped out over 50 years forming a waterfall of hairy red stalactites oozing from the capsule. I also see a 1968 Puligny Montrachet which looks sound and with a tight cork --google tells me it might fetch 350 US at auction so I had better keep it for a special occasion...........
A 1973 Saint-Verand looks promising and is probably without value. I has a very heavy sediment clearly visible, a proper level of contents and a sound if not very tight cork which hardly resists the screw before falling apart.
The wine? Fabulously beautiful colour, a dark garnet tending to pale raspberry and clear as clear. A rich nose of wet foxhounds, faintly Gamay, which comes on more strongly on the palate as the wine quickly developes. Had to be drunk within half an hour, by which time it was dead.
Interesting, and a slight headache the next day #ancientbeaujolais #colour #wetfoxhounds
Tasting date : 15 Jan 2010
Maturity : Mature
Meaning on the maturity : Well over, but a memorable experience
crock has discoverd this wine. 6 years ago