An exploration of wine

202. Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (Louis Eschenauer), Pauillac, 1952

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Book 2 Wine 202

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Great decanting practice (much fine sediment), and a good lesson in how wines age (to medium tawny-brown, with yellowing rim), but that was about it… Oxidised – vinegar, in fact. Bought from eBay auction, proving that good provenance is (genuinely) valuable, when it comes to fine wine! Oh, and (with the ’65 NV Champagne opposite), out of time-order – both after the Graham’s 70. Oh, and this was corked as well. Great. Great.

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