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1989 Château Bouscaut

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan

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  • Nike-Raider Likes this wine: 87 points

    June 15, 2013 - The cork was like new and came out with a startling pop. I decanted for 2 hours before trying.

    A complex nose of leather, tobacco, cedar and black currant. As the wine opened, floral notes became more prominent.

    The wine is medium bodied with black currant and leather. A nice finish of black spice. Still nicely acidic, tannins are present but very soft.

    I bought this wine in 1993 as a bachelor. Four kids, two dogs, and a few pounds later, this wine is still respectable.

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  • Arturoonwine commented:

    4/6/17, 1:11 PM - Will be trying this evening! Thanks for your extended notes. I still have 2 bottles.

  • Nike-Raider commented:

    4/6/17, 5:18 PM - It's been four years since I posted that review. Very curious to see what you find when you try it. I wish I had some left.

  • Arturoonwine commented:

    4/6/17, 5:57 PM - I think you did well.

    The cork was perfect and the wine gloriously fragrant--earthy, chocolatey with tobacco notes.

    But as a drink it was a bit tired. Smooth, uneventful and definitely drying out. Good acids still, but more leather than fruit. Although we enjoyed it, the other bottle I still own will be consumed very soon.

    For whatever reason, the 1990 was, and is, a superior bottle.

    My kids were 1 and 2 years old when I got this...To your health, sir!

  • Nike-Raider commented:

    4/6/17, 6:02 PM - What a ride this wine has had! Very glad to see your comments, and I'm not surprised to see this old bottle fading. Thanks for sharing.

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