There were three of these in the auction lot I bought last year, the first had good colour, and a nice balance, but far too much oxidation to make a second pour. On Saturday night this, however, was different.
1962 Selection Banderole Grise (Caves Mövenpick, Suisse), Chambolle-Musigny
Again, very good colour – certainly nothing hinting at brown. The nose starts with a bit of funk, but 2 minutes later I’m in raptures – that almost sweetly textured old Burgundy note, a hint of truffle and fresh iron – you have to take a sip. That sip is not disappointing either; lovely freshness and good weight – there’s the merest suggestion of something oxidised but it’s on a very, very low-level. Slowly, over about 1 hour the nose becomes less sweet – there are raisins a little soy and slowly but surely more oxidation – but I’m pleased to say, never enough to stop me taking the next sip. There’s clearly a hint of volatility burning the inside of my nose – but hey, this is over 50 years old. Yum!
Rebuy – No Chance