1989 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 98
  • WS 96
  • JR 93
  • WA 90
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 1989 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

JS 98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2015
Freshly picked blackberries turn into minty dark chocolate and oozing caramel with domineering eucalyptus on the nose. It becomes yet more complex on the palate thanks to layers upon layers of spices and sage plus fat and... Freshly picked blackberries turn into minty dark chocolate and oozing caramel with domineering eucalyptus on the nose. It becomes yet more complex on the palate thanks to layers upon layers of spices and sage plus fat and rounded tannins. There's a long finish with a bitter aftertaste, suggesting this could do with another 10 years or more of bottle aging. This is a Mouton I found massive at the time, then elegant and slightly austere years later, but today true to its former glory. Like the amazing 1947, it should not be forgotten.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2010
Shows so much ripe and decadent fruit on the nose from dried berries and raisin to strawberry and sultana. There is a nutty cedar undertone as well. Very complex and full-bodied with lots of vanilla bean and ripe plum... Shows so much ripe and decadent fruit on the nose from dried berries and raisin to strawberry and sultana. There is a nutty cedar undertone as well. Very complex and full-bodied with lots of vanilla bean and ripe plum flavors. This is almost Burgundian in texture: so soft and so attractive but then the Bordeaux tannins kick in at the end. What a wine. So much ahead in its life but just coming around now.-'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Drink now. 25000 cases made. -JS
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, June 2011
Rather less intense colour than the 1988. More subtle development on the nose than the 1988 but still slightly chewy tannins. Big and brassy. You could enjoy this with food now. Fluid and with lots of fruit. 18/20
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 1997
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 1989 Mouton-Rothschild is the superior... 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 1989 Mouton-Rothschild is the superior wine but in no sense is this a compelling wine if compared to the Moutons produced in 1995 1986 and 1982. The 1989 displays a dark ruby color that is already beginning to reveal significant lightening at the edge. The bouquet is surprisingly evolved offering up scents of cedar sweet black fruits lead pencil and toasty oak. This elegant medium-bodied restrained wine is beautifully made stylish and not dissimilar to the 1985. It is an excellent to outstanding Mouton that should be close to full maturity in 4-5 years; it will drink well for 15-20.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Bright red with a pale rim. Floral, aromatic nose offers scents of lavender, sour red cherry, strawberry jelly, vanilla, cinnamon and minerals. Sweet, suave and fresh, with lively if delicate flavors of ripe red berries... Bright red with a pale rim. Floral, aromatic nose offers scents of lavender, sour red cherry, strawberry jelly, vanilla, cinnamon and minerals. Sweet, suave and fresh, with lively if delicate flavors of ripe red berries and plum nicely lifted by aromatic spices and cedar. Finishes bright and pure, with an enticing sense of refinement, but a tad short and diffuse. A very attractive wine but I would have liked a little more concentration. Tourbier feels that the ultra-hot year caused a super-ripening of the grapes, which led to softer tannins, less color and a slight compression of aromas and flavors. Ready to drink now. The average yield here of 65 hectoliters per hectare was higher than that of 1990 but lower than 1986. The summer was the second hottest recorded at the time since the war, and the vintage also recorded the lowest rainfall since 1949. Incidentally, this was Eric Tourbier's first vintage. The high new oak percentage, he told me, is a reflection of the fact that the vintage was considered a great one and Mouton bought a lot of new barrels that year. The very early harvest took place from September 6 through 25.