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May 27, 2011

1995 La Tâche and 2000 Les Forts

Drinking at the Christie's Latour auction.

2000 Les Forts de Latour en magnum - served at the auction.  Lots of dried herbs, cedar, smoke, nutmeg and chocolate.  A lovely wine, but not for the prices buyers paid at the auction...

1995 DRC La Tâche - opened at the Grand Cafe.  Initially the nose was very muted with notes of dried herbs, and we had only one pour during dinner.  The second pour was at the auction 4 hours later.  Opened up nicely with lovely nose of dried fruits, prunes, dried herbs and potpourri.  A little acidic on the palate.  We decided not to finish the wine in the auction room but brought it back to my friend's place.  Turned out to be a mistake, as either the decanter or the glasses - or both - had that wooden cabinet smell which got to the wine.  5½ hours after opening, the wine smelled tired, old and dusty - like we were drinking cloudy sediment from a very old bottle.  A shame.

Full post on the auction is here.

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