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March 05, 2006

99 La Fleur-Petrus, Pomerol

It's what seamless means. For a Pomerol neophyte, this wine is enough to think that all great wine should come from a 10 hectare plot of land managed by Christian Moueix. I bet his water tastes better than yours. The 99 La Fleur-Petrus is an eye-opening wine for me because it provides so much unabashed joy. Sweet cherries, I guess, maybe some wet soil, raspberries, and espresso. I'm not really worried about getting the tasting note correct. More than a wine for writers like me, it is one for the winemakers themselves. It is the humming monolith of Bordeaux. It is the prototype.


Blogger caveman said...

Everyone should be big enough to be in awe from time to time. Great one Nilay.

8:09 PM  
Blogger jens at cincinnati wine said...

The 98 is pretty damn good also!

8:42 AM  

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