Vosne - Les Malconsorts 1990 Thomas-Moillard
1/98. Acquired from London Dec-94 for $40 (imported for $50 net).
More than two years since I last tasted this wine. 'Les Malconsorts' 1er Cru
vineyard in Vosne-Romanee is adjacent to that of La Tache and, according to Henry
Thomas Moillard, part of the present-day La Tache was at one time an extension of
Moillard's parcel in Malconsorts.
COLOR: Dark 'healthy' color for a (B) wine. Hardly any clearing towards the rim and
not a trace of sediment.
NOSE: Very nice and elegant nose though not particularly high-powered. Typical 1990
bouquet where the 'Bourgogne Nose' is low-keyed and black fruit is more discernible
than red fruit.
TASTE: Soft, silky and delicate on the palate. Good tasty fruit, though not
particularly complex. Soft tannins still abound and good acidity adds some punch.
Both give the wine good grip. Very nice and tasty.
LENGTH: Moderate length. Aftertaste is still tannins-affected.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Elegant and delicate rather than full-bodied. Finely balanced
though perhaps a touch too 'politically correct'... Very Vosne-Romanee in character.
OVERALL: Superb! About as good as a Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru can get (I personally
prefer the top Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Crus for their extra structure and zest).
MARK: 18/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? Yes.
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