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TastersGuildNY Retrospective of Chateau Latour, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau La Mission Haut Brion and more in the late 70's




TastersGuildNY Retrospective of Chateau Latour, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau La Mission Haut Brion and more in the late 70's

Tuesday December 4, 2012

Speaker: Harriet Lembeck, Wine Educator, President of Wine & Spirits Program

We tasted 10 Bordeaux from 1975, 1976,1978.and 1979 including 6 first growths. This tasting re-enforced the reputation of great Bordeaux wines for lasting over 30 + years. There were two votes for favorite from Flight I and two votes for favorite from Flight II. 1975 Château Latour was the unanimous favorite of Flight I and 1978 Château Leoville-Las-Cases placed second. 1978 Château Haut Brion was the favorite of Flight II, 1979 Château Margaux placed second. Prices are median New York area prices found on the web. All the wines showed well. It was an amazing tasting of great wines. Cabot Cheese Vermont provided the Monterey Jack cheese.

 
Flight I Votes Full Retail Price $
1975 Château Brane-Cantenac
Dark brick red color, fruity nose, raisins, dried fruit, good acidity, alcohol glow, medium finish. It is still alive!
0 $100.00
1978 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
Brighter color, clear rim, big Cabernet nose, black current, spice, fuller, richer, nice body, long finish, balanced.
5 $175.00
1978 Château Leoville-Las-Cases
Beautiful color, clear rim, great nose, balanced, lovely, classic Cabernet. Placed second favorite of this Flight.
16 $149.00
1975 Château Latour
Bright claret color, perfume nose, saddle leather, tannin,alcohol and lots of fruit on the palate. Seems youthful. Lovely wine. The favorite of this Flight.

21 $325.00
Flight II Votes Full Retail Price $
Marques De Caceres Rosada 2011
.85% Tempanillo, 15 % Granacha
Pink color, strawberry nose, dry, balanced, silky smooth, long finish.

6 $9.99
Flight III Votes Full Retail Price $
1979 Château Figeac
Brown color, spice, earth, barnyard, black pepper, violet, floral nose, very complex.
3 $129.00
1979 Château Margaux
Deeper rosy color. Clear rim, big aromatic nose. Pretty fruit, better integrated. Acidic finish. Very beautiful, the second favorite of this Flight.
12 $399.00
1978 Château Margaux
Bigger white rim, rich, earthier nose, not as integrated. In pieces. Evolved in glass, not ready yet.
1 $526.00
1979 Château La Mission Haut Brion
Dense dark color, some clear rim, vanilla, some tannin, some acid, much younger wine.
7 $265.00
1976 Château Haut Brion
Less dense color, Bigger rim, floral nose, Classic Cabernet Sauvignon, earthier, very barnyard, tannin.
1 $229.00
1978 Château Haut Brion
Beautiful, dense bright color. Cedar closet, spice, balanced, totally integrated. Long finish. Lovely. The Favorite of this Flight.



13 $399.00
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