A dear friend, born in 1948, has a birthday coming up soon. I managed to
snag a bottle of Lavile Haut Brion 1948 at a recent auction, with the idea
of sharing it with her on the occasion.
Any ideas of what we should expect? I don't have the faintest idea what
this wine is going to be like.
Michael Broadbent tasted Laville-Haut-Brion 1948 in June 1990. He said"
Sweet, fragrant, 'caramac' (soft fudge-like caramel) nose; dry, lean,
touch of peach kernel, highish acidity, good aftertaste." He rated it 2
stars out of 5 stars. He also tasted the Creme de Tete in September 1988
and rated it only one star. I have not seen more recent notes. Hopefully
your bottle has held in the 15 years since the Broadbent tasting.
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