About 5 months ago I uncovered 10 bottles of 1976 Chateau Beychevelle Grand Vin Saint-Julien hidden in my wine cabinet. I always knew that I had a few bottles lurking about, but was most delighted to find even more.
In April of this year I opened a bottle with another wine enthusiast and wrote a review. http://thewineknitter.com/1/post/2015/04/day-258.html. Since then, a few of my “wine” friends have been pleading with me to share a bottle with them.
So last night, I opened a bottle for a special friend hoping for the same positive experience as before. We were not disappointed! Although the color was faded to brick and the aromas were muted, the essence of fruit was still detectable on the nose. We allowed it to sit for about 45 minutes. As with the bottle that was opened in April, this too, was very drinkable. Soft with the taste of berries overriding it’s age and earthiness, it got better and better with each passing minute! Eight bottles to go…who will be the next to share with me?
What will you be drinking to start off you weekend?