• Rick & Ilsa wrote: 92 points

    June 15, 2021 - Very nice mature Pomerol close to, if not at peak. Decanted for 2 hours and back into cleaned bottle. Nose and notes of ripe red fruits, tobacco, graphite, mushroom, leather and forest floor. Medium bodied, with fresh acidity and tannins showing still, this is what I hope for in aged Bordeaux. Perfect with the ribeye. Time left.

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  • eboracum Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 28, 2020 - I don't detect much sign of evolution compared with my memory and TN of almost exactly three years ago but I was less overwhelmed. This may be a function of pairing (guinea fowl in a cream sauce sprinkled with whisky) but I felt the balance was more tilted towards acidity right through the bottle than previously. Otherwise the rest of my description still applies. Very Good.

  • jeffreylubowski Likes this wine: 89 points

    July 17, 2019 - Nice and easy drinking, very representative 20 year old right bank. Nothing super complex or impressive here, but nothing out of place. I loved 1998 on the right bank, so I expected a bit more fruit. This was tasting just slightly past prime, mostly leather and olive and earth. I would drink up.

  • rossi.wine wrote: 90 points

    November 4, 2018 - From magnum. Expressive and gorgeous on the nose. Elegant on the palate - good acidity, soft tannins, good fruit, medium intensity, medium complexity, decent length. 89-91

  • cct wrote: 91 points

    September 27, 2018 - On the nose, stone fruit, bitter chocolate, some wet leather, tobacco, brick, pencil lead, violets, and olive. On the palate, this is classically structured and finely detailed. More savory aspects come to the front, olives, some leafiness, more bitter chocolate, pencil lead, more so than the stony fruits that seem to complete the story. There is breadth, but this is not an expansive, palate overwhelming wine. There is lift and freshness to it. There is depth but with focus. It still has the subtle leafiness on the back end. Quite long, very drinkable. It has layers and subtlety that draws you in. Nothing really stands out here, it just seems to all coalesce into a greater whole with and fruit, savory, and soil all coming together effortlessly. The balance is what excels here. An understated, beautiful wine that is not trying too hard to be anything but itself. It drinks like mineral water with a freshness and ease to each sip. At peak and I doubt it will improve, and may start to fade some time in the not distant future. Outstanding tonight. 91

  • jonflo wrote: 91 points

    July 13, 2018 - So now, this is the reason why I started to drink Bordeaux wines. A Beauregard 2000, and I aas looking forward for this one. Rib-Eye of a pound on grill was the partner. Decidet to open and pour, decant would be possible afterwards. First nose: Fishmarket! WTF? Again: Fishmarket.
    Let em breave for 10minutes: wet horse-saddle... well, better, but by far not the smell I was expecting from my previous experience. After 45min: opend up and gave me what Ib2as expecting but not as nice I remember -more on a thirty way. But in the end: an typical bordeaux experience where the taste changed 4 times from the open thebbottle until the end. And now at the end, I ask why it wasnt a magnum as it goes only better....

  • Dalex wrote: 88 points

    August 1, 2017 - Love the 98 right banks but this is on the downward slide.

  • eboracum Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 1, 2017 - Right from first sniff on opening, it was clear that this was a winner. Colour was still quite deep and dark. The nose was a superb blend of mature red fruit with balsamic, tobacco and fine mushroom notes, like truffles and ceps. Palate was medium/full bodied with good length, rich but still lively red fruit, velvety texture, some forest floor development, backbone and at first quite marked acidity which integrated better as the wine got more air and warmed a couple of degrees. This is what Pomerol is about. Excellent.

  • skifree wrote: 91 points

    September 20, 2016 - CT Seattle Merlot and Merlot blend Tasting (Amoroso Room, Bellevue Wine Storage): Medium garnet in the glass. Leather, tobacco, and blackberry on the nose; seemed unmistakably Bordeaux. Tobacco, black tea, and black fruit in the mouth. Long finish, tannins still noticeable. Thought (incorrectly) that this was young, so way off on that point My second, group's second at CT SEA merlot blend and merlot tasting. Another kudo for '98 Pomerol.

  • Gwen Lim Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 10, 2016 - Layer of fruit, great on nose and palette. Well balanced and very enjoyable