Decanter Gigondas Romane Machotte 1972

Still ruby coloured, with leather, earth and blood orange scents. Amazingly full-bodied still for such an old wine, with plentiful glycerol and textural richness despite the dryness. Becoming Burgundian, but time to drink up. It was a dreadfully wet year in Bordeaux, but not so bad in the Rhône, a year with high acidity that has helped some of the wines to age surprisingly well.