HANAPPIER-PEYRELONGUE & C°,(angle cours du Médoc et Saint-Louis, Bordeaux, Frankreich
Ums - upper-mid-shoulder
Dirty, but legible label
85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc
Between upper and mid shoulder level - not unusual for the age. Healthy colour. A torn but legible label. Bottled by Hanappier - one of the most reliable nègociants.
Informationen zum Jahrgang
A great vintage! A very hot summer brought fully ripe grapes. The wines were drinkable early on with a good concentration of fruit and lovely sweetness. Some critics doubted the ageing potential of the 59s due to their low acidity. They have been shown wrong since most wellstored bottles are still a joy to drink. This is a vintage that has turned out to be a serious rival of the 1961s. All the first growths are great with only Margaux needing drinking up. Cheval Blanc, Ausone and Pétrus are all