1990 Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1277167 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 1990 is a highly concentrated, backstrapping, muscular, big wine. The color is a dark ruby/purple. With swirling, a spicy, peppery nose of herbes de Provence and cassis fruit is apparent. Full-bodied and impressively endowed, this large-scaled wine is just beginning to shed its cloak of tannin. (RP)  (1/1997)

Wine Spectator

 Tight and complex, offering crushed pepper, plum and currant flavors that are a bit rough around the edges. Finishes with gripping tannins that hang on.  (4/1993)

K&L Notes

Praise from Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "The nose is less rustic than the ’78 with cooked, smoked meats, leather and a touch of oyster shell. Nice life although not overly complex and it develops some prune-like notes with continued aeration. The palate is cohesive, perhaps just a little overripe which leads to prune and date notes towards the finish." (01/2009)

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Chateauneuf du Pape