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? re 1970 Château Paret-beauséjour.

by OW Holmes » Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:33 am

A friend of mine was given this bottle. Any hope? It is a Cotes de Castillon Bordeaux Superior, I am told.
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Re: ? re 1970 Château Paret-beauséjour.

by Covert » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:55 pm

OW Holmes wrote:A friend of mine was given this bottle. Any hope? It is a Cotes de Castillon Bordeaux Superior, I am told.


OW, you know that some people claim that Cotes de Castillon's terroir is very much like St-Emilion's. They say that the vineyards and wineries are just not quite as dialed in with modern methods, yet. (I know the vineyards go way back, like St-Emilion.) I would love to try such a bottle, for the heck of it. Is there a way that you might join your friend in the experiment and report your impressions to the Forum?

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Re: ? re 1970 Château Paret-beauséjour.

by Covert » Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:32 pm

Covert wrote:OW, you know that some people claim that Cotes de Castillon's terroir is very much like St-Emilion's.


Of course it goes without saying that there are many different terroirs in both adjacent regions. My last statement was a general one. The point and fun in experimenting is that you don't know if the particular terroir of the wine was more like a good St-Emilion terroir or a poorer one. Obviously somebody knows, but you and I don't. We're like experimenters in chemistry class. :)
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Re: ? re 1970 Château Paret-beauséjour.

by OW Holmes » Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:17 pm

I'd love to give that a try. As a matter of fact, I'm going to suggest it to him today.
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