quote:Originally posted by Board-O:
Disagree. Virtually nothing from Bordeaux from 1956 and 1957 is still drinkable. My sole choice would be the 1957 Lynch-Bages, the best wine I've had from anywhere from those vintages, but perfect provenance is a requisite.
Quite a sweeping statement. Both years have significance to me and I have purchased and consumed quite a few wines from both vintages. While we pretty much agree on 1956 Bordeaux, I can only assume that the 1957s you've tried have been from far-less-than-perfect provenance. Try a 1957 La Mission Haut-Brion that has good provenance (doesn't even need to be "perfect"), and you will have tasted your first quality 1957 Bordeaux.
Never had the '57 Lynch-Bages, but I know the chateau made excellent wines in the '50s, so I'll keep my eye out for a bottle.