|Wines of the night | LeDomduVin ©|
|La Mission Haut-Brion 1957 | LeDomduVin ©|
It was amazing (no wonder the Haut Brion wines are my favorites) so smoky and earthy, balanced and harmonious and so flavourful... I could have stayed minutes just on the nose. Very much alive and kicking. Earthy nuances of underbrush, mushroom, game, figue, plum, spice and liquorice lingered in the lightly structured yet complex palate up until the finish. Loved it.
(DN-LDDV | 21.06.2016 | Average Retail Price 5,350 HKD | 620 Euros)
(DN-LDDV | 21.06.2016 | Average Retail Price 3,640 HKD | 425 Euros)
|Latour 1959 | LeDomduVin ©|
(DN-LDDV | 21.06.2016 | Average Retail Price 20,570 HKD | 2395 Euros)
|Margaux 1982 | LeDomduVin ©|
(DN-LDDV | 21.06.2016 | Average Retail Price 7,910 HKD | 915 Euros)
|Lafite Rothschild 1961 | LeDomduVin ©|
It worried me to begin with as the level was low and the overall conditions acceptable but not great, confirmation came with the cork being totally damp and friable.. color was dull and tasted a bit flat... this bottle was not a good example, though the wine was not bad but has suffered due to the oxidation and eventual old seepage. To bad. I tasted some tremendous examples of Lafite 61 before, but this one is not one of them. The problem with these old vintages of top tear wines, which traveled all around the world and passed from the hands of a collector to another via Auction Houses, is that it is very difficult to define the quality of the wine inside and more especially the conditions in which it has been stored all these years prior being opened. Even with my knowledge and experience of inspecting countless amount of old bottles for more than 20 years, it is always a difficult task. Difficult to prevent bad bottles from time to time despite obvious signs to the eyes of a seasoned Sommelier like me boasting a certain expertise on the subject.
(DN-LDDV | 21.06.2016 | Average Retail Price 13,568 HKD | 1580 Euros)
|Ausone 1962 | LeDomduVin ©|
|Angelus 1989 | LeDomduVin ©|
Good and youthful but still felt to impress somehow despite its complexity.
|L'Evangile 1989 | LeDomduVin ©|
Pretty good, consistent and well structured, and thorough till the end.
Too young somehow and slightly restraint somehow but still very elegant.
|Mouton Rothschild 1970 | LeDomduVin ©|
Much better than expected for a vintage that was not so great... but then again was not that up to the par for a wine pretending to 1st growth position a few vintages later...
|Cos d'Estournel 1968 | LeDomduVin ©|
Cos d'Estournel 1968
|Château Cheval Blanc 1990 | LeDomduVin ©|
Cheval Blanc 1990
|Yquem 1990 | LeDomduVin ©|
|Corks of the night | LeDomduVin ©|
|Trouble | LeDomduVin ©|
|Corks of the Night | LeDomduVin ©|
|Standing by the ladies of the night | LeDomduVin ©|
...... till next time Ladies
Dominique Noël | LeDomduVin