I am about to celebrate a milestone birthday. In anticipation of this ‘event’, my sweet husband several years ago bought a 1959 Chateau Lynch Bages (Bordeaux) to drink on this occasion. Tonight, we are popping the cork, and I’m already wondering what it will be like. This could be the oldest bottle of wine we’ve ever had.
I ‘did some digging’ (that’s the lingo consultants made us use back in my news reporting days) to find out a little more about this 50 year old wine. Are there any correlations to be made between a bottle of wine and one’s life…especially when they share the same birth date. According to the wine experts, the ’59 Lynch Bages is a ‘superlative wine with an evolved bouquet and a spicy high toned Cabernet nose… long finish… and complexity with age.’
I smiled as I read the descriptive words. Let’s start with ‘superlative’ – I don’t think my life surpasses anyone else’s, I’ve had my share of ups and downs, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I’m having a ‘superlative’ time. ‘Professor’ Randy Beamer would probably correct my use of the adjective there.
Evolved bouquet – yeah, I’m evolved alright. You live this long and you can’t help but evolve. Evolve is what my waistline has done causing my clothes to ‘evolve’ to a bigger size.
Spicy – Love that word!
Long finish – I hope so. So many people inspire me. Rose Mary Kowalski, founder of RK Catering, is my hero! She’s somewhere in her 80’s, works every day and has more energy than most 21 year olds I know. She amazes me.
Complexity with age – You bet! Wiser, less judgmental, more aware of the universe, plenty of faults but gratitude for them all. I think God gives us the good and bad for a reason.
On all the descriptions of the wine I found, they all concluded with the words ‘Drink Now’. What great advice – every day is a gift – don’t let good times, good friends or even good wine wait!