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    Chateau Haut-Brion 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

    Ratings

    • RP98
    • WS94
    Price: $799.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 98 The Wine Advocate, 94 Wine Spectator

    Region: Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Item no. 6395

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The wine is not as supple and velvety as the 89. Its structure is, more of a classic vintage. Comparable to the 88, showing complexity, finesse and elegance which define Haut-Brion's great years.

    Critical Acclaim:

    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:

    98 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    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.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator
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