Costing $8.39 way back then, with nearly 13% alcohol, the 47 year-old 1973 Joseph Drouhin Savigny-Les_Beaune scored 17 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20.

It was savored immediately after decanting. It was brick with an orange-brown edge. Cherry pit and smoke prevailed. It was soft as silk.

The wine itself was the feature of a basic meal with quail legs, summer veggies and some black & white rice.

It was like being in Burgundy, in Beaune, with dedicated wine lovers. It’s just sad that so many fine Burgundies have priced themselves our of my style. In Vino Veritas.