1955 Chateau Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville

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1955 Chateau Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville

Post by jdaw1 » 09:45 Thu 14 Oct 2010

For dinner at the 1955 horizontal Christian Seely donated a 1955 Chateau Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville. Wow! Huge nose, still full of tannin structure. Bone dry, delicious, and tannic. ‟Just huge!”, says my note written after eight ports. Very impressive.

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Re: 1955 Chateau Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville

Post by AHB » 14:19 Thu 14 Oct 2010

To find a claret that was able to stand up for itself after 8 impressive ports was a real surprise.

This was a delight to drink and a wonderful accompaniment to a delicious steak & kidney pudding.
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Re: 1955 Chateau Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville

Post by DRT » 14:49 Thu 14 Oct 2010

I'm a complete novice when it comes to tasting good quality claret so I do not have much to say about this wine apart from it was extremely nice, went well with the steak and kidney pudding and was a spectacularly generous contribution from Christian.
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Re: 1955 Chateau Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville

Post by Glenn E. » 01:19 Fri 15 Oct 2010

I don't even normally like red wine and I could tell that this one was amazing. Superb!
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Re: 1955 Chateau Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville

Post by jdaw1 » 21:28 Fri 15 Oct 2010

Fabulous:
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Re: 1955 Chateau Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville

Post by Axel P » 12:00 Wed 15 Dec 2010

Second bottle of this was send to Germany to complement the 55 tasting there. Showed exactly alike. Very good. Thank you deeply, Christian.

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