Costing just $15 back then, with 12.1% alcohol, and scoring 17 points on the Dionysian scale, the 1973 Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste Saint Gutrons from Pauillac in Bordeaux was beautiful.

An amber-golden-brown edge, with lots of still ruby color, leather, spice, and red fruits were still alive in a wine from an average quality year;


Medium rare lamb shops were created to pair with this wine. At 46 years old, it held together very well, and made the meal a special event. Learn all you can about wine.

It was decanted and served directly from the carafe.  I expected it to fade quickly, but it opened even more after another half an hour.  It was balanced, still had tannin to age longer, and a nose that demanded you spend a lot of time enjoying the aroma. This 5th Growth Grand Cru was a Best Buy back then.  If you have any 1973’s drink them now.  In Vino Veritas.