TN: 1966 Cab for 50th wedding anniversary

I attended a dinner last night to celebrate my parents-in-law 50th wedding anniversary.

We started with a delicious bready, integrated MV Krug that was humming, followed up with a 2012 Hubert Lamy St-Aubin ‘Frionnes’ 1er that was totally on form. We followed on with a 1971 Prandi Barolo that looked a bit tired on opening but with double decanting and four hours in a corked bottle sprang into life. Quite delicate, fine and lacy, perfect with Osso Bucco.

The following wine stole the show. In fact I would put it up there with 99 La Tache and 92 Coche Corton as one of the greatest wines that I have ever tasted. It was the only '66 in my cellar.

1966 Wynns Cabernet Sauvignon (Coonawarra)
Still dark and opaque, with an incredibly sweet black fruited palate, gossamer tannins. Impeccable poise and balance, given the latent power. So incredibly integrated and carrying so much perfectly ripe fruit. I do not possess the lexicon to do wines of this class justice. Throw it in any line up of the greatest Bordeaux. Remarkable. The wine enthusiasts and the non-geeks at the table were totally in awe.

Sounds like a great celebration. I have had many 66 Bordeaux but definitely no Oz from that vintage, maybe one day but not likely.

That '66 sounds fantastic mate.

VERY difficult to track down wines from the 60s here. In the 60s industry was focussed on fortified wines, dry red production was way less than it is today. Having said that I have recently had some great wines from the late 60s.

I think you would have been impressed.