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thomas-moillard 98 malconsorts

Back home from a few days travelling and I was really looking forward to a nice bottle. No1 was an excruciatingly corked Clos de la Roche. Now things were getting desperate so here is bottle No2; I bought this from the producer’s shop and thought it might be useful substitute – wrong…
1998 Thomas-Moillard, Vosne-Romanée 1er Malconsortstry to find this wine...
A rather unnattractively muddy, if deep mahogany red colour. The nose is high-toned but the fruit seems a little cooked in profile, wide but unappealing in a stewed tea kind of way. The tannin rather sticks out and I suppose that this was one of those hideously astringent 98’s in it’s first couple of years, but the tannins have moderated – if only a little. The acidity is quite clean and good and eventually you find the one redeeming feature of the wine; nice fruit in the finish with a creamy edge and an understated length. Only two more lie in the cellar, fortunately, and I expect that in the normal Thomas-Moillard style they won’t be close to mature for at least another 10 years. I think they will always be rather uncouth and lacking style. Shame, as the starting material hints of much more potential. It’s very rare that I ‘waste’ wine, but this bottle was poured down the sink on day 2…
Rebuy – No

One response to “thomas-moillard 98 malconsorts”

  1. Mikal

    That’s weird. I tasted this wine (Vosne Romane Malconsorts 98) a month ago.
    I actually thought it was quite good. True the tannins were quite rough but I drank the wine with red meat and it was a good fit. The nose was animal but I thought it was quite complex. Not a bad wine for such a 98.

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