1970 Chateau La Pointe

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1970 Chateau La Pointe

Post by AHB » 11:25 Sat 02 May 2015

Mid-depth brick-red in colour, lighter rim - much paler in tone than the 1955 shown alongside. The nose is subdued, with a swirl releasing a touch of sous bois. A lovely texture on the palate, initially sweet fruit and some soft tannins that combine well and support a lovely fragrance to the flavours. A long aftertaste, full of fruit but which fades away quite quickly, but doesn't disappear for a while. 89/100. Drunk 15-Apr-15.
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Re: 1970 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: 1970 Chateau La Pointe

Post by jdaw1 » 11:49 Fri 14 Aug 2015

1970 Château La Pointe: nose had mint. Palate fuller than the ’55, and smoother. More acidic bite. Great balance and structure. Perhaps a mite too much vanilla — oak, presumably.

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