1990 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • NM 95
  • WS 94
  • ST 93

Reviews for 1990 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2009
1990: In terms of the brilliant complexity and nobility of the aromatics scorched earth black currants plums charcoal cedar and spices the 1990 offers an aromatic explosion that is unparalleled. It is always fascinating... 1990: In terms of the brilliant complexity and nobility of the aromatics scorched earth black currants plums charcoal cedar and spices the 1990 offers an aromatic explosion that is unparalleled. It is always fascinating to taste this wine next to the 1989 which is a monumental effort but much more backward and denser without the aromatic complexity of the 1990. The 1990 put on weight after bottling and is currently rich full-bodied opulent even flamboyant by Haut Brion's standards. It is an incredible expression of a noble terroir in a top vintage. While it has been fully mature for a number of years it does not reveal any bricking at the edge and I suspect it will stay at this level for another 10-15 years ... but why wait? It is irresistible now. - Robert Parker
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, November 2010
Served blind by Philippe Schofield at Chez Bruce, it is probably a pity that it had to follow the behemoths that are Haut-Brion and La Mission ’89. It patently had a light, leafier bouquet compared to the ’89 with a... Served blind by Philippe Schofield at Chez Bruce, it is probably a pity that it had to follow the behemoths that are Haut-Brion and La Mission ’89. It patently had a light, leafier bouquet compared to the ’89 with a surprising level of rusticity, but finely tuned with an attractive ferrous accent. The palate is medium-bodied with fine acidity, fleshy in texture and lacking a little power. I wonder whether the low proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon (31%) is beginning to tell? Still a lovely wine though. Drink now-2025.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2005
Racy and refined, with firm, silky tannins and a long finish. Full-bodied. Mushrooms and ripe fruit on the palate. Needs some bottle age to open. '89/'90 Bordeaux non-blind horizontal. Best after 2006. –JS
ST 93
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 1993
Good medium color. Fabulous aromas of spicy cherries, minerals, tobacco and smoky oak. Saline entry, then intense, spicy fruit and excellent extract. Very firm and subtle, with outstanding clarity of flavor. Lovely ripe... Good medium color. Fabulous aromas of spicy cherries, minerals, tobacco and smoky oak. Saline entry, then intense, spicy fruit and excellent extract. Very firm and subtle, with outstanding clarity of flavor. Lovely ripe acids and a long, subtle aftertaste. Will no doubt live in the shadows of the larger-scaled, more dramatic '89, but this very impressive wine should age beautifully. The Graves of the vintage in 1990!