Saturday, March 10, 2007

1970 Chateau Lascombes Double Magnum

We had a function upstairs tonight who I managed to persuade to take two of these bad boys.

The corks were a right bastard to remove, soft and pulpy in the middle, it didnt bode well for the wines. Bottle number one with rich and vibrant with a lovely brick red core and a rusty browning rim (oooer missus!! fnarr fnarr!!). Opulent dried fruit aromas, prunes and slightly figgy with that kind of aroma you get when you open a well stocked humidor. Bottle number two was a bit more restrained at first, but after decanting developed the same fruity nose with a touch more earthy aromas and a slightly mushroomy edge. I ended up blending the two bottles together for continuity. It went down a treat apparently. They followed it up with Yquem 90 in halves.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You can't get anything better than a nice brown rim. mmmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

Nice one goufmeister

Thomas said...

The magic of opening such old bottles of wine! The suspense is almost to much to bare, but the experience can be all so worth the wait!

punk said...

soft and pulpy in the middle eh a bit like goufy!!