Vinous – 91-94
(sulfured the day before my visit) Crushed stone, ginger and quinine on the high-pitched nose. Rich and dense but very tight, a bit dried by the SO2 and hard to taste now. This has plenty of alcoholic clout but the stuffing to support it. The crop level from these vines planted in 1952 was just 22 hectoliters per hectare, according to Dancer. I suspect this one will need several years of cellaring.