1990 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • IWC 94
  • JS 90

Reviews for 1990 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
(81% cabernet sauvignon 10% cabernet franc and 9% merlot; pH 3.69; IPT 60; 12.2% alcohol; 76% new oak; a 79% selection): Bright red with a pale rim. Knockout nose of aromatic herbs strawberry sweet spices and acacia... (81% cabernet sauvignon 10% cabernet franc and 9% merlot; pH 3.69; IPT 60; 12.2% alcohol; 76% new oak; a 79% selection): Bright red with a pale rim. Knockout nose of aromatic herbs strawberry sweet spices and acacia flower; yet another wine strongly marked by its cabernet franc presence. Fresh and vibrant this absolutely dances on the palate with strawberry sour red cherry and raspberry flavors complicated by gunflint and herbs. High acidity provides great clarity and cut to the long floral smoothly tannic finish. This has improved considerably with bottle age. Harvested from September 18 through October 3 this Mouton offers amazing balance and fragrance. In 1990 Mouton was still using a heavy toast for its barriques which resulted in a smoky quality in the wines that was considered by many to be just as typical of Mouton as its opulence. "But we began turning things back in 1993 as we saw that our 1992 was a little unbalanced from the use of heavily toasted barrels" said Tourbier remarks. -Ian D'Agata
JS 90
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2015
A less-than-extraordinary Mouton with licorice and sandalwood on the nose, but this is still lovely and easy to drink. Medium body, good fruit and soft tannins.