ITEM 18980

1990 Chateau Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan

$1,199.98

Out of stock
Wine Rating:

98+WA 94+WS

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1990

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-pessac-leognan/graves

Variety

bordeaux blend

Wine Producer

ch√Ęteau haut-brion

LIKE THAT? TRY ONE OF THESE...

Powered by Preferabli

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 98+ points

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. Release price: ($1200.00/case)

Review Date: June 2009

Wine Spectator: 94+ points

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.

Review Date: February 2005