1989 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • JS 98
  • WS 96
  • WA 93

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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
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2017
Tasted from magnum and presented by Baron Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, the 1989 Château Mouton-Rothschild might not reach the ethereal heights of the 1982 or 1986, but it is certainly a lovely Claret. It has an... Tasted from magnum and presented by Baron Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, the 1989 Château Mouton-Rothschild might not reach the ethereal heights of the 1982 or 1986, but it is certainly a lovely Claret. It has an attractive, slightly leafy bouquet armed with cedar and pencil lead. There is less fruit concentration than I expected, resolutely classic, slightly austere Bordeaux. The palate follows suit. What it lacks in substance it compensates with in balance and personality. This is an understated Mouton-Rothschild that is probably at its peak, although I envisage this offering another two decades of pleasure. Whilst this showing did not replicate some glorious bottles in the past, it remains a very fine Claret that may not be inclined to improve any further. Tasted February 2016. - Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1989