I'm only posting a note on this to dispel the myth that all old bottles of Chanson Beaune 1er crus and SLB 1er crus are poor. There's no doubt that Chanson went through a rough patch but some of the wines from the sixties have been good to very good. This had an attractively dusty, iodine and blood nose not unlike a really old N. Rhone wine - after time there were also some rose petal notes. On the palate the wine was all nicely savoury cranberry and sour cherry with ferrous soil tones coming through at the finish. The wine was fully secondary of course, but really quite fresh and lifted with no generic old wine flavours in evidence. The wine held up well in the glass too. The acidity was not too prominent which is often the case with such wines. Chanson owns the vines in Marconnets, so this was in effect a domaine wine, but they have now planted most of Marconnets to chardonnay. Only ***1/2 but much more enjoyable than the points might suggest. Several forumites shared it, so I hope they concur with this positive note.