TN: 1952 Chapoutier - Hermitage Blanc
I had owned this bottle for a number of years and had been saving it for the right occasion. One of my friends is a Hermitage aficionado and I thought he would be interested to try it. Pristine bottle, cork came out in one piece. Clear amber all the way through, though it looked mature. Beautiful nose of white flowers, ripe apricot and marmalade, with a hint of green herb. Gorgeous rolling mouthfeel of concentrated stone fruit and ripe apricots. It tastes younger than it looked from the colour. The finish tails off gently and ends dry. It reminded us of a mature white Burgundy. A truly excellent and memorable bottle of 65 year old white wine, shared with friends.