Saturday, December 04, 2004
Wine from 1923 - a truly moving experience
Last night I had an moving experience. My friend Jerome was hosting a wine tasting and the grand finale was a Clos-de-Beze from 1923. This bottle was one of many hundred found in a cellar in Belgium. This cellar was hidden from the Nazis so well that it was not until 60 after it was sealed it accidently was found by the new owners. Wine this old is almost always undrinkable but not this one. It was unclear almost like raisin drink and that also came through in its taste. Wine being a living product evolving slowly and gracefully. I have never tasted a wine like this it was so rich with taste, history and warm feeling. It was more like port without the sweetness. Thanks Jerome for sharing this treasure with us. Thanks to the amazing people having the foresight in dark times of war to hide these treasures so well that they could be enjoyed in time of peace a couple of generations later.
As you described this wine and the circumstance which led to your drinking it I almost tasted it wafting over my pallet.
Posted by: Todd Vodka at Dec 14, 2004 6:46:34 PM