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Pinord Chateldon Añada 1995 Magnum, D.O. Penedés
Specially selected by the founder of Pinord to celebrate his 90th birthday
dark and deep brown-red.
mature (perfectly at its peak) with great balance between fruit, earth,
spices, balsamic and cedary nuances, smoke, vanilla, mushrooms
(truffles), minerals. All well balanced, a touch classic (phenolic), a
touch sweet (wood, ripe fruit) and impressively fresh and refined and
deep. There was both expressiveness and restraint, a very intelligent
wine, suiting seamlessly with a wise and experienced person.
medium bodied, again with great purity, impeccable balance and very
nice depth, there was freshness along a velvety smoothness, intensity
next to elegance, spices enhancing fruit, minerals and earth. In the
best wines even with all components in great balance there still is an
attractive tension, guiding the taster from start till end, making one
wanting to explore all sides and corners of the wine.
very much in line with the nose and taste, confirming once more the
excellent quality and delicious character of this wine. Long, intense,
elegant, deep and fanning-out with ripe and spicy, smooth tannins,
freshness and a pure and clean end.
This wine is perfect in every sense, it has the balance and complexity,
the gentleness and grace, but also the depth and deep rooted character
(terroir and earthiness), mellowed perfectly with age, a striking
parallel and above all a worthy homage to a long and precious life of a
- This wine is at its peak now,
keeping it will result in less fruit, less balance, less smoothness, etc.
Can be kept until 2010
This wine produced from mainly Cabernet Sauvignon and some Merlot was
vinified in small inox tanks and matured in barriques and many years in
It is a real classic, very seldom one has the privilege to
taste and drink a wine that is so perfect in all aspects. Drinking a
classical wine that is mature and at its peak is becoming very rare
nowadays, the vast majority of the wine-consumers never have been and
never will be able to experience this. I am fortunate to have tasted
many very classical wines, young, mature and over-mature, the oldest
dating 1919 as I recall it well, up-to well into the sixties and mid
seventies of last century, with only now and then recent vintages.
wine showed the sheer beauty and impressive quality a mature wine can
possess. If this meticulously winegrowing and winemaking had been done
in the world's best vineyards, the whole world would have gone after
it. Now it has remained a precious secret for a restricted and valued
group of wine-admirers, celebrating a long and precious life.
- lotnr.: L 9091 (Magnum)
- tasted: 08-03-’08
- estimated retail price: * not for sale*
- average production: very limited number of bottles
- Bodegas Pinord, Doctor Pasteur,
6, 08720 Vilafranca del Penedés, Catalunya, España. Tel (+34)
93 890 30 66; Fax (+34) 93 817 09 79; e-mail: email@example.com,
web site: www.pinord.es / pinord.com