The 1990 Clos des Goisses is shockingly vibrant for a wine of its age. Then again, that’s Goisses. Distinctly Riesling-inflected, mineral notes meld into mint, graphite and stone fruits in an explosive, viscerally thrilling Clos des Goisses that brings this flight to a rousing finish. Still a baby, the 1990 will reward those lucky enough to own it with decades of sublime drinking. Disgorged January 2010.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2040
Robert Parker 94
Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s Clos des Goisses dinner. Disgorged in October 2008, the Clos des Goisses ’90 has an intense, quite honeyed nose with noticeable VA lift, acacia and honey, hints of quince jus and Clementine with smoke and walnut developing in the glass. The palate has a rounded, slightly viscous entry: notes of passion fruit with a hint of tinned pineapple and citrus lemon that neatly counterpoises the rounded, almost Sauternes-like, persistent finish. Wonderful. Drink now-2020. Tasted October 2009.
Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020