RIVESALTES 1948 wine a 70th birthday gift idea.
Score: 91 Neal Martin, Wine Advocate.
The 1948 Rivesaltes has a slightly lighter amber/tawny hue. The nose is ethereal with heady scents of marmalade, quince, star anise and juniper berries that are beautifully defined. The palate is very well balanced with a slight viscosity on the entry, perfect acidity, very intense with quince, marmalade, barley sugar, mandarin and hints of burnt toffee toward the persistent and quite sweet finish. This is a delicious Rivesaltes that will give many years of drinking pleasure. Drink 2017-2035.