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1990 La Louvière, Pessac-Léognan

SKU #950348 91 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Dark ruby color, with mineral, tobacco and cherry aromas. Full-bodied and very fine, with solid tannins and a long, silky finish. Seems closed still. One of the best wines ever from this estate. (JS) (JS) Inner quote mark (8/2000)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark One of the finest of the lesser known Graves chateaux, La Louviere has been making terrific wine since the late eighties. Both vintages performed well in my 89/90 blind tastings. The 1990 exhibits a saturated purple color, a less-evolved nose of black fruits, smoke, and grilled meats, full body, low acidity, and intense, concentrated fruit, all crammed into a layered, pure, sweet, fruity, ripe wine. While not yet mature, it is delicious to drink. (RP) Inner quote mark (2/1997)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Good saturated red. Quintessential and very expressive Graves aromas of sweat, leather and hot bricks. Sweet, concentrated and nicely delineated, with enough balancing acidity to keep it fresh. Captivating, sweet finishing fruit; really quite suave. As good a La Louvière rouge as we've tasted to date. (ST) Inner quote mark (11/1993)

K&L Notes

93+ points Richard Jennings: "Bricking dark red violet color; mature, savory, tart currant, iodine nose with a sense of smoke; tart currant, tart black fruit, iodine, dried black fig palate; long finish." (7/15/2012, RJonWine.com) Good wine. (Clyde Beffa Jr., K&L Wine Buyer, 04/2015) 90-92 points, Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "Purple colour: still youthful-looking. A corpulent, rich, minerally palate laden with pure dark fruits. Superb balance with a supple mouthfeel. A delicious wine to enjoy now though I do not know if it has the structure to last long-term. But lovely, sublime 1990." (01/1999)

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