1989 Trotte Vieille, Pomerol

SKU #1008830 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 he 1989 is an immensely impressive wine, exhibiting an opaque black color, and a sensational bouquet of licorice, chocolate, and super-ripe plums. In the mouth, the wine displays immense size, enormous concentration, a tremendous level of tannins, and an intense, alcoholic, long, opulent, low acid finish. Anticipated maturity: 1996-2015.  (2/1993)

Wine Spectator

 A wine of wonderful fruit but a slightly odd, earthy character; still delicious. Medium-ruby color and a garnet tint. Very ripe fruit, presenting funky barrel aromas that verge on mushroom. Full-bodied, with full, velvety tannins. Long, sweet fruit finish.  (5/1999)

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