A blend of 65% Cab Sauv, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Dark Ruby with ripe fruit aromas & herb notes. On the palate black cherry & blackberry, currant-like, with tobacco, cacao and smoky oak notes. Dusty fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit and earthy mineral tones, just starting to drink well but will last for then next decade+. Tasting Sample! — 11 days ago
Very light. Slight bitterness (in a good way). Very different taste than the color let’s on. — 3 months ago
Drank side by side with 2012 Pontet and crushed it. — 2 months ago
Rich and cheesy with good mineral length as you’d expect. Some nice classy vanilla shows up. Broad and long. — 3 months ago
Post steak 🥩, nice with a cool breeze in the backyard.
Wine Advocate: 98 points
The Tesseron family (currently the proprietors of St.-Estèphe’s Lafon-Rochet and Pauillac’s Pontet-Canet) made its fortune in the Cognac business, and it is one of the few families to possess ancient stocks of great vintages that have not been diluted with water or manipulated in any manner. They released small quantities of Lot 29 (1929), which remains the most ethereal Cognac I have ever tasted. I’m no expert, but their newest release, the 1953, seems close in quality to the 1929. Slightly darker than the 1929, the 1953 is pure silk, which at this alcohol level is very dangerous indeed. The complex aromatics can fill a room.
— 3 months ago
A really nice weekday wine. Great value — 2 months ago
1995. Absolutely ripping. This is a noble style of which I find difficult to come across. Throwing off waves of flowers, silk and electricity all at once. Amazing energy impression and took an entire 48 hours for it to finally resolve into the classic reigned and settled butterscotch Puligny note. Storage conditions seemed very cold and damp for this bottle. Super special. — 3 months ago