Last night our Bdx group gathered at Bobby Van?s for a 1990 horizontal. I had wedge salad, a tomahawk, fries, spinach. Nice group
2010 Laherte Freres Les Vignes d'Autrefois Extra Brut Champagne
Good acids, apple and a bit of yeast, full-bodied. This is awful sweet for an extra brut. B
1990 Ch. Angelus
Opened at restaurant Ripe but balanced, blackplum and mocha, noticable tannins, quite good. B+
1990 Ch. Figeac
Double-decanted in afternoon (first bottle corked!) Black cherry, tobacco leaf, leather and barnyard. This is a walk beside a pasture, not stepping in a patty. Nice balance and length. I liked more than group. A-/B+
1990 Ch. Clinet
Double-decanted. Very rich, full, long. Group fave. But just a bit OTT with the ripeness for me. Chris says ?it?s like milk chocolate:? but that?s the problem. I really do like, but wish it was toned down just a notch. B+/A-
1990 Ch. Leoville Poyferre
Double-decanted hour before dinner.Another fine bottle of this. Cassis, cigarbox, a little iron shavings. Beautiful structure and length. Drinking great, yet with a future. A-
1990 Ch. Pichon Lalande
Double-decanted . Nice svelte wine, black fruit, spice, tobacco. B+/A-
1990 Ch. Pichon Baron
Double-decanted in afternoon. Rich black currant, smoke, mocha. Good length, balance, finish.
1990 Ch. Cos d?Estournel
Opened at restaurant. All the wines showed tannin, but this was only one I?d describe at tannic. Pretty hard.
Clinet 14 pts
Poyferre 10 pts
Baron 8 pts
Lalande 5 pts
Figeac 1 pt
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C drinkable. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a party where it was only choice.Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
- posted 3 weeks ago