1983 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac

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1983 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac

Post by djewesbury » 00:02 Thu 14 Nov 2013

The night after the Niepoort tasting with Nick Delaforce, friends old and new met with Nick to drink some bottles that they brought. The venue was the Morning Star pub, Pottinger's Entry, Belfast, who found us about 80 glasses and served us with fine steaks.

The placemats.

The ports: With dinner, we had some wine:
  • 1988 Château d'Angludet (Derek T)
  • 1983 Château Pontet-Canet (Justin K)
  • 2010 Niepoort Redoma Tinto
  • 2011 Niepoort Drink Me Tinto
lozenge, section, dagger and doubledagger were included to allow us to enjoy leftovers from the night before: Niepoort 2001 Colheita, 1998 LBV, Senior Tawny, 2000 Vintage (from half bottle), and 2011 Vintage.
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Re: 1983 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac

Post by jdaw1 » 19:27 Sat 16 Nov 2013

1983 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac. Only a brief note was taken, saying ‟Big. Long. Acidity showing strongly.”

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Re: 1983 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac

Post by djewesbury » 19:33 Sat 16 Nov 2013

jdaw1 wrote:1983 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac. Only a brief note was taken, saying ‟Big. Long. Acidity showing strongly.”
For me, this was exemplary of strongly acid old Bordeaux that is still very pleasant to drink; Justin brought it but said he can't bear old Bordeaux any more. I would not want to drink anything sharper, certainly.
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Re: 1983 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac

Post by AHB » 22:27 Mon 18 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:For me, this was exemplary of strongly acid old Bordeaux that is still very pleasant to drink; Justin brought it but said he can't bear old Bordeaux any more. I would not want to drink anything sharper, certainly.
Interesting; I consider 1983 to be just about at it's best drinking period. But I prefer drinking my claret from the '70s at the moment.
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Re: 1983 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac

Post by djewesbury » 22:35 Mon 18 Nov 2013

AHB wrote:
djewesbury wrote:For me, this was exemplary of strongly acid old Bordeaux that is still very pleasant to drink; Justin brought it but said he can't bear old Bordeaux any more. I would not want to drink anything sharper, certainly.
Interesting; I consider 1983 to be just about at it's best drinking period. But I prefer drinking my claret from the '70s at the moment.
I don't get to drink enough (read 'any') claret from the '70s at the minute so I would welcome the schooling that this would give!
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Re: 1983 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac

Post by DRT » 13:59 Tue 19 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:
AHB wrote:
djewesbury wrote:For me, this was exemplary of strongly acid old Bordeaux that is still very pleasant to drink; Justin brought it but said he can't bear old Bordeaux any more. I would not want to drink anything sharper, certainly.
Interesting; I consider 1983 to be just about at it's best drinking period. But I prefer drinking my claret from the '70s at the moment.
I don't get to drink enough (read 'any') claret from the '70s at the minute so I would welcome the schooling that this would give!
I had a Gloria 1970 at the weekend. It was fab :cool:
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Re: 1983 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac

Post by AHB » 15:44 Wed 20 Nov 2013

I do like the Gloria 1970 at the moment, it is a rather nice drop.

Did you buy all the stocks that were at that particular retailer you mentioned, or are there some left?
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Re: 1983 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac

Post by PopulusTremula » 13:19 Fri 22 Nov 2013

To return this to its northern irish origins: did you belt out G-L-O-R-I-A as you drank it?

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