1955 Chateau La Pointe

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1955 Chateau La Pointe

Post by AHB » 11:24 Sat 02 May 2015

Deep brick-red in colour, almost opaque. Deep on the nose, rich and attractive but full of slightly dirty black cherry fruit. This has a lovely texture on the palate, smooth but then a wave of green tannins swamps the palate. Modest fruit and green tannins combine to give a flavour profile that is out of balance and distracting. The fruit does eventually win through but it requires much patience. The aftertaste is dominated by the tannins, then a big finish that lasts several minutes. This is enjoyable, mature claret. 88/100. Drunk 15-Apr-15.
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Re: 1955 Chateau La Pointe

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: 1955 Chateau La Pointe

Post by jdaw1 » 11:47 Fri 14 Aug 2015

1955 Château La Pointe: nose full of cherry. Palate also rich cherry, great size and structure. Despite the weak ending, lovely.

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