1998 La Gomerie, St-Emilion

SKU #1017317 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A spectacular effort, this blockbuster, in-your-face St.-Emilion boasts a saturated purple color as well as a gorgeous bouquet of framboise liqueur, blackberries, and smoky oak, an unctuous texture, full body, and a seamless finish with low acidity and ripe tannin. This 1998 scores high on both pleasure and cerebral meters. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2014. A garage wine, this 100% Merlot cuvee is produced from a 6.5-acre vineyard. One hundred percent new oak is utilized, and malolactic fermentation occurs in barrel. Approximately 9,000 bottles are produced in an abundant vintage. (RP)  (1/2001)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Red-ruby. Spicy aromas of black raspberry, boysenberry and roast coffee; shows the exotic, candied-fruit character of some of the best '98 Pomerols. Very sweet and lush in the mouth, with complex floral and dark chocolate flavors and lovely vinosity. Finishes with lovely even tannins and terrific persistence. (ST)  (6/2001)

91 points Wine Spectator

 Beautiful and subtle, with sweet berry, raisin and violet aromas that follow through to a full body, with polished and silky tannins and a clean finish. Balanced and focused. Starting to lose its coarse edge and turning to elegance. (JS, Web-2009)

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion