1996 Couly-Dutheil Chinon Clos de l’Echo - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (8/14/2016)
The nose is just amazingly pure barnyard funk, smoke, tar, meat juice and old unopened closet. Mushrooms, fine tannins, no sharp edges, gentle black unsweetened fruit, no pucker, slight alcohol taste. This baby is singing with zero signs of falling off. Drink this with an hour of air, but mine poured on open. Easily could go down for another 10-15 years in a cool cellar. This is beef jerkey in a glass. Lovely if you like this odd mixture of flavors. I could see this with smoked salmon. Damn good. (94 pts.)
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I have been having such fun over the last year drinking these old Couly Chinon’s that I bought from K&L. Although I am not much of a cigar smoker, this 1996 would go great with a stogie, some moldy cheese or blue cheese and other equally competing smokey moldy funky things.