The story behind this bottle is intriguing. Discovered in a basement in Philadelphia recently, it was part of a cache of French wines that had been cellared and apparently forgotten about 60 years ago. A great friend of the School acquired the collection and brought this bottle to an Advanced Sommelier Course.
The wine was remarkably vibrant, despite a minor cork issue. Copper-hued, the palate was still alive with minimal oxidization showing.
The nose was rich with burnt cedar, cured sausage, and naphthalene. Dusty fruit was followed by cream and caramel on the midpalate. In the finish, faded fruits turned into toast and orange rind.