Monday, January 15, 2007

Broadbentism: 1955 Cheval Blanc

"But some chateau-bottle variations, the following noted in 1978: a deep, brick red double magnum, medium sweetness, soft, lovely, and a brown-rimmed bottle with a 'calm' cedar-caramel nose, both colour and caramel anticipating a touch of decay and strange descriptions such as 'velvety and rusty nails' and 'too smooth, too round, too rotten'! The latter must have been due to the hot storage. T0 demonstrate that the latter was an aberration, a fabulous bottle in its fortieth year at Ziegler's tasting. At best *****" - MB

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