99 pts. Robert Parker:
For my taste one of the two finest Le Pins made to date, the 1990 wine is just starting to hit its adolescent stage and develop secondary nuances. Still a very deep ruby/purple with just a bit of pink at the rim, its explosive aromatics consist of Asian spice, kirsch, fig, blackberry, cherry, and smoky, toasty oak. In the mouth there are layers of concentration, glorious ripeness, copious glycerin, and a seamlessness that has to be tasted to be believed. This a voluptuously textured, full-bodied, remarkable wine that should still have a tremendous upside to it. Anticipated maturity: Now-2022. Last tasted, 12/01.
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
Perfect Label Condition
Perfect Mid-Neck Fill Level.
Capsule is tight with no corrosion, but has a nick at the bottom as shown.