1990 Mouton Rothschild- 750 ml
Wine Critic Reviews:
Stephen Tanzer's IWC
Sokolin 1990 Mouton Rothschild Tasting Notes:
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|Country||France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.|
|Producer||Mouton: Chateau Mouton Rothschild is the only one of the first growths to have remained in the ownership of the same family since the classification. The wines were best depicted by Ian D'Agata, one of the leading experts in Italian wine, among others, said Mouton is "opulent, luscious and rich, multi-layered and complex… Rich and ripe but marvelously precise and light on its feet." The Chateau Mouton Rothschild estate includes 205 acres of vines at Pauillac planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (77%), Merlot (11%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (2%), and it has been used for cultivating vineyards since the early middle ages. The Premier Cru Classe from the Bordeaux region has been the center of the wine business and technical innovations since the early 20th century.|
|Region||Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!|
|Type of Wine||Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red|
|Varietal||Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.|
velvety and enjoyable, with a delicious blackberry flavorIt was my first time at a blind tasting event. I couldn't imagine I would taste so many exquisite wines, let alone that I will be so lucky to encounter a famous Mouton Rothschild. These wines are real champions, there's no denying it. This bottle may not be as powerful and intense as their previous bottle, that I also had a privilege to taste, but it's quite good as well. It slides a bit more gently down your throat, and it makes up for the lack of intensity with its lovely texture. It's velvety and enjoyable, especially if you consider the delicious blackberry flavor. I'm looking forward to bumping into this Mouton again some time - maybe it's not my favorite, but I certainly wouldn't refuse a glass.
a powerful drink, with a lingering aftertasteIs it too much to say that a wine is impeccable? Because I can't really say anything else about the 1990 Mouton Rothschild. I tasted it when I was traveling through France with my family and there's nothing similar I've drunk in my life. It's got a beautiful bright red color and smells so sweet you could die! Blackberries are dominant, and they're present in the flavor as well. There are some strawberries, too. It's absolutely gorgeous, and ideal for those who enjoy sweet, fruity wines. Quite a powerful drink, a classic Pauillac from what I've heard, with a lingering aftertaste. I think we're going to get more bottles of it, if it's even possible.