I got this one on February 5, 1978 and with 12.5% alcohol, costing under $21 back then, the 1970 Chateau LaLagune of the Haut-Medoc scored 16+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale.

Good ruby-brick color with brown edges, it showed leather, spices, earthy smoke and black fruits. It was soft after decanting just prior to tasting, and it held together for nearly an hour.

Roasted meat and a potato side enhance the wine.

Another old wine that is still holding together came into peak 15 years ago. However, sometimes you just want to take in a bit of history and savoring really old wines, or drinking the sunshine from 51 years ago, is fun. In Vino Veritas.