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  • Country ranking ?

    326
  • Producer ranking ?

    5
  • Decanting time

    30min
  • When to drink

    Now
  • Food Pairing

    Enjoy without food

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1945 was an also exceptional year throughout the whole France, from Burgundy to Rhône. Due to the warm and dry conditions, the grapes were very concentrated and produced an extraordinary, but unfortunately small yield. The harvest in 1945 was an early harvest, which started on the same date as 1982, September 13. The wines began life with massive levels of tannin and took quite a few decades to develop. Due to the high tannin levels, many of the wines still show well today.

When seen from the perspective of Bordeaux winemakers, the 1940s can be considered a bittersweet decade. Even though Nazi-occupied Bordeaux was mostly spared the havoc wrought by the war, life under occupation was uncertain, mingled with fear and oppressive.  Where the horrors of war left bitter memories, nature gave Bordeaux perhaps its finest decade ever. At least when considering legendary wines. This was the decade that produced two of the most highly renowned wines: the Mouton-Rothschild 1945 and Cheval Blanc 1947. In addition to this, the Mouiex family put the Pomerol region on the map in 1945, when it was granted exclusive rights to sell Pétrus. 

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Gold and Clear

ending

Long, Extensive and Pure

flavors

Pepper, Voluptuous, Honey, Mineral, Herbs and Floral

nose

Intense, Opulent and Ripe

taste

Perfectly balanced, Concentrated, Complex, Full-bodied, Harmonious, Refined and Sweet tannins

Verdict

Transparent and Outstanding

Written Notes

Bottle in excellent condition, with normal size and filled to by the neck. Looking deep, mature, gold and clear. Intense, mature, opulent and ripe on the nose. The taste is refined, harmonious, perfectly balanced, complex, concentrated, sweet tannins and full-bodied. With floral, herbs, honey, perfumed, pepper, tropical fruits, mineral, violet, citrus and dried-fruit flavor. Long, extensive, pure and vibrant. Excellent, outstanding and transparent. Decanted 45min and recommend drinking now. Costs about 1k-3k€ per bottle.
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  • 98p
Bright, golden colour. Pronounced, spicy, dried apricots, lemon and cumin nose with slight touch of honey. Dry, medium-bodied, so concentrated, mouthfilling mineral bite, lemony, limestoney, and subtle satiny texture. SO long, aftertaste with high notes! WOW!!!
  • 100p
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Origin

Hermitage, Rhône

Vintage Quality

Extraordinary

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Excellent

Fake factory

None

Glass time

45min

Drinking temperature

14

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