wines for anniversary vintages
In bordeaux, the most abundant harvest of the decade, and a good vintage.
Reds (Bordeaux): finesse-styled and balanced but full-bodied. The wines are still in good shape.
Whites (Bordeaux): powerful and balanced, a full of character. Very pleasant.
Reds (Burgundy): The wines turned out to be delicous, but today it's difficult to say how they have matured. According to Robert Parker, 1962 was "a memorable year for the Domaine de la Romanée Conti."
Whites (Burgundy): 1962 is one of the greatest vintages for white Burgundy. In Chablis, while the reputation of this vintage was surpassed by 1961, many growers claim their 1962s have outlasted their 1961s.
Best wines from the vintage 1962:
Extraordinary wines: Vega Sicilia Unico 1962.
Outstanding wines: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962, La Tâche 1962 domaine de la Romanée Conti.
Great wines: Château Latour 1962, Penfolds grange 1962, Château Mouton Rothschild 1962, Château Petrus 1962, Château Palmer 1962, Château Lafleur 1962.
Average in both volume and quality.
Reds (Bordeaux): promising in the first place, but did not live up to expectations. To be consumed.
White (Bordeaux): healthy and pleasant, but acidic, lacking in broadness, stuffing and structure. The vintage does offer some good wines though.
Best wines from the vintage 1972:
Great wines: Grands Echezeaux Domaine Gros Frère et Sœur 1972, Musigny Vieilles Vignes Comte de Vogue 1972.
Very good wines: Vega Sicilia Unico 1972, Hermitage la Chapelle 1972 Jaboulet
In Bordeaux, one of the greatest vintages in twenty years, particularly for the reds.
Reds: weel-endowed, full-bodied with excellent tannins. The Merlot, which gives the wine its flesh and thickness, fared particularly well, while Cabernet Sauvignon was rather more subdued. Cellaring under close monitoring.
Whites: rather heterogeneous, with some good wines, that are sometimes a bit dull at times and lacking in brillance.
Best wines from the vintage 1982:
Extraordinary wines: Château Latour 1982, Château Mouton Rothschild 1982, Château Le Pin 1982, Château Lafleur 1982, Château Mission Haut Brion 1982, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse Lalande 1982, Guigal La Mouline 1982.
Outsanding wines: Château l’Evangile 1982, Château Gruaud Larose 1982, Château Margaux 1982, Roederer Cristal 1982, Château Lafite Rothschild 1982, Penfolds Grange 1982, Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino 1982.
Extraordinary wines: 1992 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port, Montrachet 1992 Domaine Leflaive.
Outstanding wines: Jim Barry Shiraz The Armagh 1992, Batard Montrachet 1992 domaine Leflaive, Harlan Estate 1992, Montrachet Ramonet 1992, Krug 1992.
In Bordeaux, an elitist vintage, 2002 was favourable to vinterns who care for quality.
Best wines from the vintage 2002:
Extraordinary wines: Chardonnay 2002 Marcassin, La Muse Verite 2002, Astralis 2002 Clarendon Hills, Chevalier Montrachet 2002 domaine d’Auvenay, Mazis Chambertin 2002 domaine d’Auvenay.
Outsanding wines: Jim Barry The Armagh 2002, Penfolds Grange 2002, Bollinger Vieilles Vignes 2002, Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2002.
Best wines from the vintage 2012 :
Extraordinary wines: Ermitage l'Ermite (blanc) Chapoutier 2012, Ermitage l'Ermite Chapoutier 2012, Côte Rotie La Ladonne 2012 Guigal, Pingus 2012, Musigny Grand Cru Leroy 2012, Domaine de la Romanée Conti 2012, Penfolds Grange 2012, Château de Beaucastel "hommage à J. Perrin" 2012, Dominus 2012.
Outstanding wines: Astralis Clarendon Hills 2012, Erasmus 2012, Musigny Grand Cru Roumier 2012, Richebourg 2012 Jean Grivot, L'Ermita 2012 Alvaro Palacios, Clos Mogador 2012, Musigny Vieilles Vignes Vogue 2012, Montrachet Lafon 2012, Château Latour 2012.
In this section, you will find a wide choice of gift ideas for a birthday for the 60 or 70 years.
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