Tasted at the La T?che vertical at The Square. Unlike the 1937, the La T?che 1943 is a war veteran that is still offering some pleasure. It is pale in color?understandable considering its age. The nose comes together nicely?frail at first but with pleasant damp earthy notes and some freshness. The palate is medium-bodied and balanced with bitter cherry, a touch of sourness creeping in, but a brisk light citric note on the linear finish. Not a bad Pinot Noir for a 72-year old and just emitting its last vestiges of sensory pleasure. It deserves a salute.
(218, The Wine Advocate 30th Apr 2015)