1943 Chateau Gachon

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AHB
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1943 Chateau Gachon

Post by AHB » 11:23 Sat 02 May 2015

Deep brown colour with a hint of chestnut. Old and volatile on the nose, vinegary with oxidation. Sour and vinegary on the palate, stewed and dried out. Lots of tannins of the dry charcoal variety. Stewed apples on the finish and a great length. Not wholly revolting, but such a shame. 70/100. Drunk 15-Apr-15.
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Re: 1943 Chateau Gachon

Post by jdaw1 » 11:11 Fri 14 Aug 2015

On Wednesday 15th April 2015 Wolfgang, Alex, Tom, Enrico, Maggie, my father and I met for some old claret at Otto’s, 182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW.

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Re: 1943 Chateau Gachon

Post by jdaw1 » 11:45 Fri 14 Aug 2015

1943 Chateau Gachon: nose oxidised. Palate light and too acidic. Not good.

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