Again a friend spent two old Burgundy wines.
The Leon Salesse 1945 Chambolle Musigny AC polarizes because it is heavily oxidized. How you rate it depends heavily on your personal taste. Ralph's judgement: Although I have to admit that the wine is perfectly oxidized, I don't like it. 16/20 points. Stefan's judgement: Intense malt note. Substantially dense, the presence of acid gives the wine its freshness. A perfectly oxidized wine that burns off a wonderful firework of flavors of malt, roasted acorns and 100% high-quality dark chocolate in the Zalto Bordeaux glass. Perfectly balanced in its own way. 18.2/20 points.
The Vandermeulen 1947 Hospices de Beaune Cuvee Guigone de Salins does not have a stamp with the year but literature says that it is 1947. After all these years the wine looks fresh and rather young. It has finest red ripe fruits, raspberries, rose hips, subtle sweetness, strength and freshness in the nose. It is highly expressive and has a sensational freshness on the palate, subtle dark chocolate, fine melted tannin, and well integrated strong alcohol. The smell and taste of a beautiful forest clearing with moss, leaves and fresh porcini mushrooms. A very big Vandermeulen. 19.6/20 points.
Currently this wines are in the online auction:
Leon Salesse 1945 Chambolle Musigny AC
Vandermeulen 1947 Hospices de Beaune Cuvee Guigone de Salins