TN: 1990 Pomerol

1990 Chateau Lafleur-Gazin - Pomerol

Stood up for 24 hours, popped and poured. A mid cherry red with a light red rim heading towards terracotta. Initially, the nose is a tad oaky with pencil box and plum aromas. With air, the oak is less pronounced. The palate is velvet smooth, fresh acidity with mature red plums and cherries. A decent wine, though forgettable for me.

I would have thought that might be more impressive, so many of the 1990 Pomerols were just brilliant.

I remember with fondness both Rick Mavricos and some small production 1990’s like La Violette and Bourgneuf that he shared with us.

Lafleur-Gazin is right on the edge of the plateau, and I think most of the vineyards run down the sandy slope towards the Barbanne. I think with this in mind it is never going to be the greatest of Pomerols.

Thanks for the info Chris. Although this wine was decent, it never really sparked any real interest for me.