Vosne - Les Malconsorts 1990 Thomas-Moillard
9/95. Acquired from Nuits-St. Georges Dec-95 for $25 (imported for $36 net).
As I recently acquired three more bottles of this wine (alas at much higher
price) I decided to try my first(!) 1990 (B).
This is probably the flagship wine of Moillard's own domaine.
COLOR: Very impressive dark violet red. Much more like a good CAB than a
NOSE: Oh, Ah, Oy..... The perfect 'Bourgogne nose'! Subtle, delicate,
enticing. I was reluctant to taste the wine lest the taste fall short of the
unbelievable aroma. Very pronounced fruit, though not the Beaune-like cherry
stuff. More profound and deep. Discernable layers of marzipan(!), oriental
spices, and more. One of the best (B)-nose I remember.
TASTE: I was afraid to commit infanticide by drinking such a young 1er Cru.
Not so! The taste fulfill every promise of the nose and more. A very 'winy'
yet delicate wine. Nothing harsh or thin or hollow. The wine is far from being
fully mature, but is *very* enjoyable now. The fruit, the spices, and the
'fullness' of the vintage are all apparent on the palate. Over and above
everything else - a delicious and extremely tasty nectar.
LENGTH: Very long aftertaste, just continues the delicious finish long after
there is nothing in the mouth.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Medium body. Perfect balance mislead to think this 13.5%
alcohol bugger is a light wine. Fruit, wood, alcohol, acidity and very soft
tannins all combine to prompt the feel of a wholesome wine that will give
pleasure for many years to come.
OVERALL: A superb wine that is equal or better than many Grand Crus. At the
ridiculous price I paid for this bottle this must be one of the best value red
(B) there are. Even the higher price I paid for the other three bottles is
very reasonable regarding the quality. Still vibrant and young, but a pleasure
to drink now anyway. I plan to drink my remaining bottles at about eight
MARK: 18+/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? Yes.
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Jacob "Yak" Shaya.