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Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/11/2012
Drink Dates: 2004-2025
Full color - still youthfulI considering its age; lovely, almost ethereal, highly evolved nose of spice, earth, black & white truffles and fruit; similar but more intense yet elegant flavors plus leather, cedar, tobacco and red & black fruit; well balanced with good acid; soft well-integrated tannins balanced with ample fruit; good depth & grip. Terrific now but will hold for many more years. A great Pomerol.
Tasted On: 04/29/2010
RATING: 100 points
FROM: Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
VARIETY: Bordeaux Blend
DRINK: 2001 - 2030
ESTIMATED COST: $310-$1000
SOURCE: WA, #109
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The 1989's aroma (believe it or not, the first bottle in the blind tasting was badly corked) jumps from the glass, offering up pure scents of flowers, black-raspberries, currants, vanillin, and truffles. Full-bodied, with a seamless texture, fabulous concentration, a massive degree of richness, but no heaviness or awkwardness, this remains one of the most profound young wines I have ever tasted. Its sweetness of fruit and layers of flavor, combined with its remarkable texture are the stuff of legends. Both of these wines are approachable (their high Merlot content ensures them softness), yet they remain largely unevolved. If readers like them young, do not hesitate to drink a bottle or two. Ideally, both the 1989 and 1990 vintages will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring. Given the 1989's additional flavor extraction and length, it is a 25-30-year wine. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2030.
Trust Rating: 14
Tasted On: 12/24/2008
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