Château La Louviere Blanc 1966

Another gamble from an online French auction site. These bottles looked too good to pass on.

Mid gold and slightly viscous when swirled. Looks very young for a 50 year old white.

The nose is quite mute at first and a bit musty. After an hour in the decanter, it opens up to show lanolin and beeswax and a hint of Armagnac-like smokiness. There’s a hint of preserved lemon and meringue too.

In the mouth, it’s extremely moreish, a bit like an old Mosel. Quite delicate and almost filigree, with a lovely line of acid keeping the waxiness in check.

Following on from the '76 Aligoté bought from the same source which we drank 2 days ago, this is another hit. 4 more bottles to go

Very interesting free article on by Jancis Robinson on her website about the wines of Andrew Lurton…