1990 Pontet Canet, Pauillac
Still deep glossy crimson. Looks much younger than 1994. The first subtle wine of the tasting! Mineral notes and quite dry on the end. Juicy, round and sweet. Still quite savoury - much more so that most 1990s. No overtly fleshy putrid notes. 18/20 Points
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s Pontet-Canet dinner at The Ledbury. The 1990 is an old school, pre-Jean-Michel Comme wine. This bottle of 1990 displays a touch of brettanomyces on the nose, but it is not off-putting and actually complements the scents of truffle, moss and cooked meats. Medium-bodied on the palate with good acidity for the vintage...(NM)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good medium color. Ripe aromas of cassis, bitter cherry and woodsmoke. Fresh, concentrated, and tightly structured. Lingering, firm finish; needs time.
Nice nose. Dark ruby color. Pretty aromas of licorice, crushed berries, currants, with a hint of tar. Full-bodied. (JS)