Chateau de Gaube 1971 42,9%for Darroze

Nose: Dusty. Holy peaches batman; peach gummies, peach crumble, peach frosting, canned peaches, fried peaches. Roasted peaches. Poached peaches. Peach jambalaya. A hint of floral.. Honeysuckle and orange blossom. Walnuts. Prune and the ghost of anise.

Palate: Where did all that sugar and fruit go from the nose? Anise, cloves, cinnamon. The glue from licking an envelope. Lightly waxy. Dried lemon or orange peel transitioning to herbal.

Rating: 5 / 10 – A fun visit but the palate is a touch too herbal and bitter after all the promise of the nose. But what a nose.