My scribbly notes from a really memorable dinner last week at the Principal but more importantly feast your eyes on the image courtesy of Dr. Chan:
La Tache 1972
Starting with an elder. Tea leaves, hay, barnyard, minty.
Lovely backbone and mouthfeel. Lots of strawberries and depth but not succulent. Mesmerizing perfume.
Horse shit, young, bright, complicated, characterful with fruit and floral notes.
1982 La Mission Haut Brion
Ending with a Bordaux – ah! Steely notes, floral, berries. Beautiful & stealthy but still has a ways to go.