Sunday, April 11, 2021

Chateau La Tour du Pin Figeac Moueix, 1990

I usually don't buy many Saint Emilion wines because I'm not a fan of the green tones that often come with wines of this appellation.  1990, though, was an excellent year for Saint Emilion, and I bought a few of the most attractive wines and gave them suitable cellar respect. This wine is now over 30 years of age, but that is not really old for a good Bordeaux from a good vintage. La Tour din Pin Figeac Moueix is 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc.

Medium deep ruby shading to brick. Cork was difficult to remove but it wasn't overly wet and there was not much ullage from the bottle. Pleasant Merlot cherry with some lead pencil but no green notes on the nose. Medium bodied with a velvety mouth feel. Still some tannic presence but very easy to drink. Nothing sensational but an enjoyable dinner wine.

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