1990 Bel Air Lagrave, Moulis-en-Medoc

SKU #1314207

A great discovery on our 2017 trip to Bordeaux. A neighbor of Poujeaux, this property held back most of their production for many years and now that the younger generation has taken overr, the wines have been released. Great old school Bordeaux and the 1990 is full of life with a great aroma of red berry and spice. Smooth as glass going down. Delightful-great bargain.

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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/10/2017 | Send Email
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We tasted this wine on our April 2017 Bordeaux tour. We had sold the 1996 quickly and when we tasted this gem, we said-"Slam-dunk" Plenty of life for this neighbor of Poujeaux. The Cabernet shines through here with red berry aromas and flavors. Old school Bordeaux at its best. And only about a dollar per year. Quite limited availability.
Drink from 2017 to 2022

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the M├ędoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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Bordeaux

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