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1970 Chateau Latour
Drank from 375, cork still sound, top shoulder fill, pop n poured, Color deep black red, Dark steely acidic cherry fruit, truffles, wet log, oak, long finish.... After 1.5hr. weight increased and acidity softened, fruit darkened, sweetness peaked out, some spice in the background, soooo soft yet heavy, last sips were the best, Amazing!

1994 Chateau Margaux
Opened 1 hr. prior, excellent cork, Mellow aged black currant and other dark fruit, some mineralality, very nice integrated wood, some crisp acidity a tad of barnyard on the finish, taste did not change much over a 2 hr. drinking period, very good.

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Mahalo for the notes.

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Love the 1970 Latour. I have been following it for decades, having purchased a case in 1978. I have one or two left and, so far, this shows no signs of having started downhill.


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Both wines I fear no urgency to pop soon. However, with the '94 it is what it is and don't see anything better coming out of that bottle. Now with the '70; I hope that luck is again on my side and my last bottle suffers no bottle ailments. I will again pop n pour just to taste but most likely will set the rest aside for at least an hour for the beauty inside to stretch its legs after its deep slumber. My track history with this bottling does not give me enough information to speculate on its longevity, (note, half bottle) but what I found currently inside was so self indulging that I need only find the right setting to consume this 'precious'.
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I'll have her email it to Haggis who can get it to you. Or post your email and I'll have her send it to you directly.

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Originally posted by Vino Me:
I'll have her email it to Haggis who can get it to you. Or post your email and I'll have her send it to you directly.

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email it to me, as I want it, too!


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