On Sunday my husband’s parents celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary. A giant marquee, hog roast, 100 friends and family and good wine are all you need for a good party. Even the rain didn’t dampen the spirits.
Ian and Katie have always been very generous to Will and I on the wine front but this weekend was extra special and on the Saturday night the cellar was raided.
We kicked off with a magnum of Bollinger Grande Année 1990 – elegant and refined with biscuit, white peach and almond on the nose with a wonderful long and refreshing finish.
To celebrate the 40 years, we were treated to a bottle of 1971 Louis Latour Aloxe-Corton Les Chaillots. We didn’t think this was going to be drinkable but amazingly it still had a lot of fruit and was quite fresh actually. Leather, forest floor and dark fruits dominated and although the finish was a bit short, the wine is still drinking after 40 years!
Lastly we enjoyed 2 bottles of Lynch-Bages 2000. There was bottle variation here but one bottle was just unbelievable with blackcurrant cassis fruit, fine tannins, touch of vanilla, violets, and cedar and went well with the beef.
A fantastic weekend with a wonderful couple!
Written by Claire Scott-Gall