1991 Château de la Rivière
Another fine bottle from this underrated estate (see below for other vintages). The nose is classic Bordeaux with notes of lead pencil shavings, worn leather, dried black currants and cold coffee. A fine maturity.
The taste is medium bodied, dry and mature with nice black currant fruit, tobacco and gravel. A tad hollow in the middle but all in all a nice luncheon claret as Michael Broadbent used to say.
86p (tasted 2023/01)
Other vintages of Rivière tasted:
Barolista: Two Vintages Of Château de La Rivière (1989 & 1995)