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Modern Classics in Their Day

Modern Classics in Their Day

“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.” - Oscar Wilde

 

Straight-forward out-of-control liquid speech from wines once made to truly evolve. Not that the 100-yard dash isn’t fun, too, but there’s something rhythmically magical about the long distance runner that I miss with the last decade contenders. The uninterrupted book vs. the sitcom, commercials and all.

Brilliance, in order preference.

1. ‘64 Cheval Blanc St. Emilion $900 A+ -100 ***** 032509
—speechless quiet time/mature & complex/what Heaven pours
2. ’90 Cheval Blanc St. Emilion $1050 A+ -275 *****
—bloodrich/thorough with 20 carressed years to go/Heaven’s back porch
3. ’67 Latour Pauillac $365 A+ +85 *****
—powerful/seamless genius/speaking in tongues/don’t stop
4. ’95 Meo-Camuzet Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $175 A+ +45 *****
—pretty earth & real/spicebits, chunky meat, delicious oddball
5. ’89 La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan Rge $925 A+ -565 ****
—all the darkside/fairly tannic flesh/to be alone/slight heat
6. ’67 Dr. Burklin-Wolf Riesling TBA Wachen Rehbachel Pfalz (375ml) $240 A = ****
—goofy weirdo, but I loved it!/old & oxidized/out of this world

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