Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Chateau Monlot Capet St. Emilion Grand Cru 1964

Tasted at My Dining Room from the collection of David Beguier-Barnett on 23/09/11. This 47 year old wine was in excellent condition and was pleasantly 'youthful'. '64 in Bordeaux was overshadowed by other vintages and standard advice would be to drink up all but the very top growths.
However, this wine drank well indeed and was in perfect condition - all David's wines were Chateau bottled and have been stored there until he moved them to the UK recently.
The cork was in good condition and the wine threw some small amounts of sediment and benefited from decanting. The wine was brick red in colour. The nose had a hint of plums with aromas of ham and game. The tannins were now soft and on the palate, just a little of the berry fruit remained but it has a pleasant finish with lingering vanilla notes. We tried some samples in diners in the restaurant and some thought the wine was just 2 or 3 years old! 18 / 20. From 2015.
17th November 2011 - there will a tasting of St.Emilions from David's collection at My Dining Room, SW6 - contact David for more details and to book a place and see
This is a chance to try some old (and not so old) fine St.Emilions at a bargain price.

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