Jeff Leve wrote:Russell... As we're both Pomerol lovers, we really need to do a night of Pomerol one of these days. For me, 95 is an odd vintage for Pomerol. Overall, I have not been happy with the wines. I suppose not excited is the correct technical term. A lot of the wines feel hard and show an austere personality. Many also feel a little dilute. I really liked 95 Clinet. I opened a 95 Trotanoy a few weeks ago and it was corked!
Jeff, the '95 Clinet was really nice, but I'm sure you'd agree not in a class with the '90, & especially the work of art Arcaute & Rolland achieved with the '89.
Just imagine the vintages we'd have to taste & talk about if Jean-Michel Arcaute had been given free reign to continue? How many more '89's, so to speak?
Gone way before his time.
R.I.P. Jean-Michel, Pomerol misses your passion.