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1990 La Fleur Petrus

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1990 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus, Pomerol, Bordeaux

The 1990 vintage for Bordeaux is heralded as one of significant decorum within the pantheon of greats, and the 1990 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus is a testament to the apotheosis that year achieved. Pomerol's offerings from this vintage are witnessed as epiphanies in the world of fine wine, and it is with profound reverence that I recall my encounters with them over the decades.


Echoes of Perfection: The 1990 Vintage

The landscape at Chateau La Fleur Petrus during the harvest of 1990 was nothing short of ideal, with climatic conditions fostering an impeccable balance between ripeness and structure in the grapes. The terrains of Pomerol were blessed that season; a splendid summer transitioning into fair autumn days provided a stage upon which the illustrious Merlot grape, nurtured by the prestigious terroir, performed exquisitely.


Epitome of Elegance: Investment-worthy Characteristics

On tasting, one cannot help but be transfixed by the structured complexity the 1990 La Fleur Petrus presents. A bouquet burgeoning with ripe dark fruits, truffles and hints of violet offers an inviting preface to a palate where layers of succulent blackcurrants, plums, and a harmonious merger of tannins flourish. Age has graced this wine with an astonishing finesse, merging its robust intensity with a silken texture that charms the senses persistently.

To curate a cellar without acknowledging this pivotal vintage would be to overlook a cornerstone essential to both the connoisseur and astute investor. As each year passes, the 1990 La Fleur Petrus ascends further in desirability, underpinned by its resilience and magnificence in maturation.


A Summation for Sophisticated Palates and Portfolios

In summation, it is not merely nostalgia that endears this wine to my heart, but a perpetual recognition of its ability to enthral. With bottles like the 1990 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus becoming increasingly scarce as they are consumed and coveted by collectors alike, its stature as an investable asset is indisputably secure. Here lies not just a bottle of remarkable Bordelais history but also an asset likely to reward patience with gratifying returns on investment.

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Tasted in Tokyo at Michael Broadbent's seminar. Tawny rim, lacks some depth in colour. The nose is very sweet and plummy with hints of tea. The palate is well-knit with vibrant acidity and notes of mocha. Not a huge wine but lovely and smooth. It lacks a bit of focus and vigour. Silky but not much grip. Drink now. Tasted April 2004.

Neal Martin - Wine Advocate - Wine Journal


Fully mature, with a very complex nose of roasted coffee, mocha, cedar, and Provencal herbs, all backed up by some sweet cherry fruit, this medium-bodied, relatively elegant, soft, very accessible wine is already showing considerable amber to its garnet color. The finish also begins to fall off a bit, but the complexity and delicious attack make for a very satisfying drink. Anticipated maturity: Now-2006. Last tasted, 3/02.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 31 December 2002

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