85-89 / 100
85-89 / 100
Level Top shoulder
The weather conditions were similar to those of 1989, with a very hot and dry summer. As a result, the young vines were likely suffering from drought. Fortunately, the September rains were extremely beneficial to the final ripening of the grapes, which were harvested under the sun.
Pavillon Rouge 1990 from Château Margaux is so delicious to drink today that it is surely a shame not to enjoy it now. This second wine is particularly fine, subtle and charming. It is very similar to the Grand Vin of the same vintage, without having the same power and the same aging capacity.
CHÂTEAU HAUT BAGES LIBERAL 1990
Châteauneuf du Pape
PAUL JABOULET AINE La Chapelle 1990
JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE Cuvée Cathelin 1990
CHÂTEAU CLOS DE L'ORATOIRE 1990
CHÂTEAU COUTET Cuvée Madame 1990
(08-2013) Beautiful purple color. Elegant nose. Precious wood, chocolate. The palate is rich, juicy, dense. Another nice aging potential. Very good length (over a minute).
(03-2001) Somber red. Medium to good intensity. Evolved. Clean. Very ripe fruit, a bit fresh and complete for a second wine, but a touch vegetal. A bit animal but not much. In the mouth, suave, carressing and fat enough, develops roundness with delicate flavourful and fine tannins. All together it melts in the mouth and it is absolutely delicious. The most interesting aspect is the appetizing nuance and the drinkability.
(02-1993) The 1990 is a lovely wine, with a fragrant bouquet, soft, medium-bodied, smooth-as-silk flavors, fine concentration, enough acidity for focus, and a fine finish.