Circa 1938

Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 1938

Burnt orange. Black licorice. Rich and mellow. Fully mature aged at the chateau. — 4 years ago

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Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Vouvray Chenin Blanc 1938


Faint notes of ginger snaps, some orange but fresh rather than dried, dried brown herbs and fruit cake, smoky honey. In the mouth this is seems over the hill but there is still acidity and the fruit tastes relatively fresh given it's age. Acid really comes back round on the finish giving bitter citrus, lime dominant but then also smoky honey and garden soil — 7 years ago

G. Huet

Le Haut Lieu Vouvray Chenin Blanc 1938

Pascaline Lepeltier, MS

My first Demi-Sev 1938 from a pristine bottle. No significant RS left in the structure but you could see how important the sugar was to carry on until today incredible aromatics. Still very concentrated and powerful. The second vintage of Gaston Huet at the end of the estate making the wines. — 4 years ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Must have been a great experience!
Charles Antin

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Is this an ex Christie's bottle? I number of years ago there was a winery-direct auction in the U.K., and many of the bottles made their way to the US and then I sold them again for various consignors. Glad to hear they're holding up!


Cask Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1938

Carlo Mondavi

This was the wine of the night. 1938 surprised everyone... Still showing beautiful fruit and flower. — 7 years ago

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Nate Redner

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Amazing. How did you come across that gem?
Carlo Mondavi

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Hey Nate- my friend Mario Sculatti fished this from his cellar... It was a gem!

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Wow! Just wow!

Marqués de Riscal

Herederos del Marques de Riscal Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 1938

Charles Antin

Still singing. Cold cellar. — 5 years ago

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Maison François Martenot

Collection du Docteur Barolet Corton Pinot Noir 1938

1938 Corton Rouge, François Martenot from the Collection of Doctrur Barolet. Incredibly alive for 1938. A little musty on opening but with air the fruit is still shining: at times bright cherry that evolved to more dried cherries; a little spice. Served with a wild boar bourguignon and potatoes. — 5 years ago

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Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1938

Very special bottle. My father'a birth year — 7 years ago

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Woodside Vineyards

La Questa Cabernet Sauvignon 1938

Chris Scanlan

Best wine California has ever produced? Ever.... — 8 years ago

Chris Scanlan

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Jules, that was a delectadiculous statement.
Archie Mega

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Y'all whack. What else can we talk about now that this has been going on so long?
Chris Scanlan

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Orange wine.