a wine to remember

Cheval Blanc 1970For something that’s already 40 years old, it had a surprisingly medium garnet core with a brick-red rim. Prominent aromas of dried tea leaves (some of my friends thought it was very earl grey, which I agreed with), coffee grounds, and dark chocolate. Slightly herbaceous with a touch of ripe green bell peppers that was enveloped by a strong core of dark berries. Silky and smooth tannins with good acidity and a medium (-) finish. The bottle was uncorked several hours before dinner and only decanted about an hour before serving. Good stuff but the wine probably had plateaued for awhile at this stage.

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