Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1990
|Classification||Premier Cru Classe|
|Brand||Chateau Mouton Rothschild|
|Label||Slightly Bin stained|
The Best of Wines Team agrees with Wine Spectator and Weinwisser, what a beautiful wine !
Considering the vintages and the estate, Mouton's performances in 1989 and 1990 are puzzling. I have tasted these wines multiple times since my last reviews appeared in print. The 1990 is a hard, lean, austere, tannic style of Mouton that I predict will never shed enough tannin to attain complete harmony and balance. The wine exhibits a deep ruby color, less noticeable sweet oak than it possessed 2-3 years ago, hints of ripe blackcurrant fruit, and an attenuated, angular, tough style that is uncharacteristic of this chateau's winemaking, as well as the character of the 1990 vintage.
Black red. Coffee, cigar box and chocolate aromas. Full-bodied, yet harmonious, with a lovely, silky texture. A caressing and rich wine. Gorgeous. I have underrated this in the past.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 19/20 points.