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;
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.