1989 Fleur de Gay, La Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 94
  • WS 94

Reviews for 1989 Fleur de Gay, La Bordeaux Blend

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1997
 Given the limited production of less than 1500 cases per year this is one of the most difficult Pomerols to obtain. The 1989 performed up to my high expectations. The wine remains backward and unformed especially...  Given the limited production of less than 1500 cases per year this is one of the most difficult Pomerols to obtain. The 1989 performed up to my high expectations. The wine remains backward and unformed especially for a 1989 but it reveals a nearly opaque purple color and a sweet pure nose of black-raspberries cassis licorice violets and minerals nicely dosed with high quality new oak. There is great fruit on the palate layers of richness medium to full body and fabulous harmony and precision. Given its superb intensity and elegant personality it is a dazzling example of winemaking. The wine's finish goes on for at least 35-40 seconds. Unlike many 1989 Pomerols this wine requires 2-3 more years of cellaring; it should keep through the first 15+ years of the next century.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 1999
A modern and enticingly young '89. Dark-ruby color. Bubbling-over blueberry cherry and milk chocolate flavors. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and a long and caressing finish. Very tannic. Needs time.--1989 Bordeaux... A modern and enticingly young '89. Dark-ruby color. Bubbling-over blueberry cherry and milk chocolate flavors. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and a long and caressing finish. Very tannic. Needs time.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2005. –JS