RVF GUIDE 18,5/20 (Revue du Vin de France)
Aged for one year in glass demijohns outside, then for 38 years in 350-hectolitre oak casks.
Elegant and dense, the 1969 MILLESIME is extremely lively for its age. Its intense nose of dried figs, licorice and walnuts offers a comforting sensation. The palate is voluptuous and warm.
This old wine displays remarkably youthful and fresh characteristics. It should be enjoyed with stuffed and rolled hare (à la royale), with blue cheese such as Roquefort, or with desserts based on chocolate and dried fruit.Open an hour before serving, decant and enjoy at 15° C.
Manual harvest. The fruit was de-stemmed. Extra alcohol was added (mutage) directly onto the fruit, then the whole was allowed to steep for 30 days in order to extract the aromas and polyphenols from the grapes, ensuring a nice balance of fruit, alcohol and sugar.