1970 Chateau Soutard St-Emilion
The cork went out fairly smooth, but was stubborn and did not want to come in one piece. Luckily no piece of the cork fell in the bottle. After uncorking I just left it to breath for 30 minutes in the bottle.
1970 Chateau Soutard Saint Emilion Bordeaux
Clear ruby red with an orange rim. Mature nose, there are light red currant and sour cherries, with plenty of tertiary aromas: saddle leather, green coffee bean, tobacco, mint and earth, but savoury overall. Fully mature wine with completely dissolved and integrated tannins, but very well balanced, with good flavors on the palate and a medium plus finish with plenty of espresso like flavors. Elegant, but on a descending slope; however it can hold on this plateau for a few good years more and still offer great drinking pleasure. Silky and charming mouth-feel. (88-89/100)
Not a wine for fruit-forward wine lovers, but recommended for people that love a wine that whispers rather than shouts. 1970 was a great vintage, more successful on the Right Bank than the Left Bank. Still impressive,fragrant wine.