1990 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • IWC 98
  • NM 98
  • WS 96
  • JR 95

Reviews for 1990 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2009
I had this wine both in Seoul Korea in February and from my cellar in December 2008 and it was remarkable how identical the wines smelled and tasted. It offers an extraordinary aromatic display of spring flowers camphor... I had this wine both in Seoul Korea in February and from my cellar in December 2008 and it was remarkable how identical the wines smelled and tasted. It offers an extraordinary aromatic display of spring flowers camphor sweet red and black fruits a hint of licorice and no evidence of its 100% new oak cask aging. Round and generous with low acidity but an opulent full-bodied richness that is fresh with laser-like precision this stunning wine is just beginning to reach its plateau of full maturity where it should remain for another three decades. A sensational effort it is one of the legendary wines made at Chateau Margaux.
IWC 98
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2002
Full ruby-red. Wonderfully perfumed nose combines redcurrant plum mocha minerals and rose petal. Plush fat and rich with great sweetness and class. This has utterly compelling mouthfilling richness. Finishes smooth and... Full ruby-red. Wonderfully perfumed nose combines redcurrant plum mocha minerals and rose petal. Plush fat and rich with great sweetness and class. This has utterly compelling mouthfilling richness. Finishes smooth and endless with great breadth. This wine showed fabulous potential from barrel but this is the first truly outstanding bottle I've had. Drink 2005 through 2035.
NM 98
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2009
Tasted at Bordeaux Index Chateau Margaux dinner at The Square. It has been some time since I last tasted this Chateau Margaux. But what a stellar performance! Youthful in colour, the glycerine-rich nose is brilliantly... Tasted at Bordeaux Index Chateau Margaux dinner at The Square. It has been some time since I last tasted this Chateau Margaux. But what a stellar performance! Youthful in colour, the glycerine-rich nose is brilliantly defined and showing none of the alcohol and volatility that some ’90 clarets are beginning to show. Very intense bouquet: blackberry, cassis, warm gravels, violets and a hint of roasting chestnut. The palate is full-bodied, broad-shouldered with intense black fruits, sinewy, layers of cassis and black plum, a hint of damson leading to a vice-like grip on the fig and raisin-tinged finish. Voluptuous, but this is no harlot, this is far more intellectual and refined. Drink now-2030+
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2014
A stunner, with a glorious aromatic display of mulled plum, blackberry and cherry notes seamlessly melded with rooibos tea, singed balsa wood and ground vanilla bean accents. The structure is so fine-grained that it's... A stunner, with a glorious aromatic display of mulled plum, blackberry and cherry notes seamlessly melded with rooibos tea, singed balsa wood and ground vanilla bean accents. The structure is so fine-grained that it's almost hard to find, but the marathonesque length shows it's there. As gorgeous as it is, this remains a hair behind the modern greats in terms of concentration. Still, it should hold at this peak for some time. Awfully close to the '89, but sometimes we have to split hairs.—Non-blind Château Margaux vertical (December 2013). Drink now through 2025. 25,000 cases made. –JM
JR 95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, October 2010
Mid ruby without much obviously visible development. Very ripe and sweet and pure. Mineral top note. Very refreshing. Cabernet purity. Delicate and ethereal. Some may find it a little light but it is very pure Margaux wth... Mid ruby without much obviously visible development. Very ripe and sweet and pure. Mineral top note. Very refreshing. Cabernet purity. Delicate and ethereal. Some may find it a little light but it is very pure Margaux wth its fragrance and lift. Still quite a bit of tannin. Should be a laster, even if it may never be a blockbuster. Very, very refreshing. Very pure. 18.5/20