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