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Pauillac 'Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste' Saint Girons 1986
(grand cru)

November 2014

The grapes for this wine were just beginning to ripen in the vineyard on the day we met.

Just as the wine has developed and matured but still insists on holding onto its youthful characteristics, so do we. Who says that aging is bad?!



I'm guessing we bought the wine at Vintages in 1987 or 1988, paying $29.70 and put it in the basement (those were in the days when we spent more than $10 on a bottle of wine...). We were a little nervous when we opened the bottle, but were pleased and surprised that it still had quite a lot of structure and spices on the nose and in the mouth.

Pauillac1986 - November 2014

Experiment with colour and black and white

sepia . black and white . colour

The label suffered a little over the years.

Pauillac1986 - November 2014

Seeing how it looks in black and white

Photos taken on FujiFilm S3100 digital camera. Using Irfanview, to create the black and white, I desaturated by 100% to remove the colour, then upped the contrast and added -1R, 1G and 3B. To create the sepia version, I altered the colour again by adding 20R, 5G and -10B)

sepia . black and white . colour

Pauillac1986 - November 2014

Seeing how it looks in a sepia version

sepia . black and white . colour

Pauillac1986 - November 2014

to blog from OUR kitchen Wordless B&W Not-Wednesday: Vintage Wine ~ about Wordless Wednesdays and B&W Wednesday ~ Wordless Wednesdays and B&W Wednesday posts

Oh oh... not for cats!

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Blynk  - November 2014

Black and White version

Blynk  - November 2014

Sepia version

Blynk  - November 2014

sepia . black and white . colour

Pauillac 'Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste' Saint Girons 1986 (grand cru)





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Pauillac 1986







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