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History

These wines were bottled by the famous Belgian merchant Vandermeulen who were active from the 1920’s to the mid 1950’s. Their 1947 bottlings are legendary. 

 

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 Pekka Nuikki / Editor of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Van der Meulen . In a tasting of  29 wines 

Lafleur 1950 / This was a fascinating bottle. It was in fine form,  and the level was top-shoulder. Decanted only 45 minutes. Light and feeble colour. Exposed and very seductive, fragrant, candied sweet bouquet. Flawless and silky, but also with a firm backbone of minerals. Rich and soft wine with drying fruit that echoes chocolate and coffee. Has lots of complexity, but requires fast drinking. Long and remaining at the end. Sensational, old-style refined Lafleur. 

28d 17h ago

 Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Wine Writer (South Korea)  tasted  1 wines  from  Van der Meulen . In a tasting of  29 wines 

1982 is an iconic vintage for Bordeaux, and for many wine lovers, it’s a reference point as a modern, ripe year that was delicious from the onset. The top wines are still holding up well and show no signs of fading. However, some of the lesser wines are starting to show its age. This ripe vintage has given us a wide drinking window, regardless of the specific appellation and terroir. For those that still have some top 1982 Bordeaux in your cellar, there is no rush to pull the cork. A long life ahead awaits these beauties.

7m 21d ago

 Achim Becker / Wineterminator.com, Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Van der Meulen . In a tasting of  15 wines 

The Rewards of Patience - from Cheval Blanc 1955 to Harlan Estate 2010.

1y 18d ago

 Achim Becker / Wineterminator.com, Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Van der Meulen . In a tasting of  12 wines 

Henschke 1992 Hill of Grace  aus perfekter Lagerung war absolut großartig und erinnerte blind etwas an Heitz Martha´s Vineyard. Noch so jung und frisch mit großartiger, süßer, dunkler Frucht, sehr ätherisch mit reichlich Minze und Eukalyptus, exzellente Struktur mit guter Säure und toller Länge, aber auch weich und in perfekter Balance, in der alle Elemente zusammenpassten – WT99.

1y 2m ago

 Achim Becker / Wineterminator.com, Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Van der Meulen . In a tasting of  25 wines 

"Alle Neune"-tasting with wines from 1859 to 1959.

2y 8m ago

 Achim Becker / Wineterminator.com, Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  2 wines  from  Van der Meulen . In a tasting of  20 wines 

Da hatten die 1982er des rechten Ufers richtiggehend Mühe, mitzukommen. Bei 1982 Cheval Blanc war es die verhaltene, etwas grasig wirkende Nase, die eine höhere Bewertung verhinderte. Am Gaumen war er offener und süßer, aber ebenfalls noch nicht voll da – WT96+. Erstaunlich süß, opulent und hedonistisch mit feiner Kräuternote der 1982 Lafleur – WT97. Sieger des Flights mit dekadenter Fülle der 1982 Petrus, der sich in den letzten Jahren unglaublich entwickelt hat und noch lange nicht am Ziel ist – WT98.

2y 10m ago

 Pekka Nuikki / Editor of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Van der Meulen . In a tasting of  12 wines 

Château Margaux 1921 / Necociant-bottling. In good condition with top-shoulder level. Decanted 30 minutes. It exhibited a dark, opaque garnet colour. This beauty continues to reveal the fragrance and elegance that one expects from wines of 1921 vintage. A fragrant, complex bouquet of cedar, herbs, vanillin, tobacco, and coffee is followed by a soft, gentle, well balanced and complex wine with sweet layers of fruit. Very supple with a finely-tuned concentration of fruit and firm but silky tannin, and a long, rich finish. I am not sure how much longer the 1921 Margaux will keep, but from a regular bottle, it is charming and should be drank now.

2y 10m ago

 Lu Yang / Sommelier, Pro (China)  tasted  1 wines  from  Van der Meulen . In a tasting of  17 wines 

Lafleur 1966 / 96 points /Darkly coloured, fine nose and of high complexity--berry fruit aroma, smoke, leather spices and a touch of oak. First impression is that this wine attacks smoothly in the mouth and reveals to be elegant, very soft tannins, fine ripened fruits. Luxurious texture. A very long aftertaste

2y 11m ago

 Achim Becker / Wineterminator.com, Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  2 wines  from  Van der Meulen . In a tasting of  25 wines 

Drinking History-tasting with wines from vintages 1878 to 1978.

3y 6m ago

 Jeff Leve, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  0 wines  from   . In a tasting of  7 wines 

Château Latour 1982 - 100p - Stunning from top to bottom, and from start to finish, this is a strong contender for wine of the vintage. With mouth coating layers of dark red fruits, tobacco, cigar wrapper, cedar wood and smoked earth aromatics, the wine kicks off with all the right stuff. But it is on the palate where the wine is really on full display. Intensity, length and regal in character, there is a firmness to the structure along with elegance and formality in the finish, which by the way must stick with you for 60 seconds! Thank God I have friends that can afford this. Because it really is a benchmark wine that at close to 30 years of age is almost in the right place for prime time drinking. Well stored bottles should offer pleasure until 2082!

3y 7m ago

 Aaron Nix-Gomez / Wine Historian, Pro (United States)  tasted  0 wines  from   . In a tasting of  30 wines 

2003 Chapoutier, Hermitage Le Pavillon. On the second night this is a seamless wine of brooding strength.  The savory and salty start builds incredible depth of flavor backed by tactile sensation of extract.  This is an inky, mouth coating wine with licorice, floral flavors, and new oak.  This is an intense, modern wine.  **** Now – 2033.

3y 9m ago

 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  0 wines  from   . In a tasting of  28 wines 

The 1945 Mouton Rothschild had that mint and eucalyptus sweetness that is such a trademark for this wine in this era.  It was kinky, flamboyant and exotic.  There was some ‘spicy pepper’ per the Comte, and I got the Shishito.  I also got the pork luau with a touch of pineapple.  I told you it was exotic!  Toffee and animal led us all into a round of ‘jungle boogie,’ followed quickly by an ‘electric shock.’  This was the wakeup call that the Comte would desperately need tomorrow lol (99+).

3y 9m ago

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