1990 was arguably the most successful Fine Wine year in France and the high quality is no more evident than in both parts of the Rhone. The vintage is renowned for being beautifully balanced and with a terrific ability to age seamlessly. More classic in style than the more modern fruit driven wines, the Syrah based Northern wines were always going to last 25-40 years and the Chateauneuf du Papes in the South, although drinking at an earlier stage, have found 25 years of development no problem at all. The three top CNP producers all came up trumps and Chave’s Hermitage from this year is one of the greatest wines produced of the last 50 years. A now rare and potentially brilliant tasting to include
CNP Bosquet des Papes 1990, CNP Clos Mont Olivet 1990,CNP Vieux Telegraphe 1990, CNP Chateau de Beaucastel 1990, CNP Clos des Papes 1990, Hermitage Sizeranne Chapoutier 1990, Hermitage Chapoutier 1990, Hermitage B. Faurie 1990, Hermitage J-L. Chave 1990 Plus and guest wine.