Chateau Margaux Premier Cru Pwb 1990

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The 1990 Margaux continues to be the quintessential example of this chateau. In addition to being profoundly concentrated, its ethereal bouquet of ... Read more

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Margaux, Pavillon Rouge du Chateau 750ml Read more

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Snooth User: Stan33
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4.00 5
02/06/2008

February 2007


Snooth User: Robert Parker
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5.00 5
07/16/2007

The 1990 Margaux continues to be the quintessential example of this chateau. In addition to being profoundly concentrated, its ethereal bouquet of sweet black fruits, cedar, spices, flowers, smoke, and vanilla is remarkably well-formed and intense. In the mouth, there is not a hard edge to this classic wine, which is super-concentrated, soft, silky-textured, and opulent. It displays an opaque ruby/purple color, a compelling bouquet, and exquisite layers of flavors that cascade over the palate without any notion of toughness or coarseness. The acidity is low, although sufficient enough to provide vibrancy and focus. This wine's significant tannin level is remarkably well-concealed by the wealth of fruit. Although still an infant in terms of development, this fabulous Margaux is already drinkable. There have been so many great vintages of Margaux under the Mentzelopoulos regime that it is almost inconceivable that the 1990 could outrank the 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, and 1995, but, in my opinion, it possesses an extra-special dimension. While it is approachable, it will last for 25-30 years. Last tasted 11/96


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10/16/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Margaux, Pavillon Rouge du Chateau 750ml


External Review
08/14/2011

From the younger vines of mythic Chateau Margaux, made with the same traditional techniques of vinification and barrel ageing, but often bottled three or four months earlier than Château Margaux. Possessing a finer structure, it has the advantage of developing more quickly in bottle, therefore ready to drink sooner, though in the best vintages it has great ageing potential. Dominant Cabernet Sauvignon, fermentation in oak vats, ageing 18 to 24 months in new oak barrels and fined with egg white.Excellent weather conditions in1990 enabled practically all of Margaux's vineyards to reach an excellent level of ripeness, which contributed to the fine quality of the Pavillon Rouge, The 1990 Pavillon Rouge is very enjoyable to drink now; it is particularly subtle and soft. Darkly hued with a floral, elegant nose, like rose-petals edged with toffee. Full flavoured palate, with a creamy, fat texture. Plenty of structured spicy tannins. Decant delicately into a narrow decanter.


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06/20/2014

Full-bodied yet racy and refined with blackberry and licorice character. Long. It keeps getting better and better. Hard not to drink now. In fact I would but it will age well for decades. 89/ 90 Bordeaux non-blind horizontal. Drink now. -JS Wine Spectator.


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06/20/2014

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. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
06/20/2014

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 fu


External Review
02/07/2011

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


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07/07/2011

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 frui... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Margaux, Chateau 375ml


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At first, they tended to be a little firm and austere, but with barrel ageing they gained a lot of roundness and harmony. Today, Château Margaux 1990 displays aromas of great freshness, in which fruit, particularly red berry fruit, is to the fore, and in which lingering hints of vanilla and roasted coffee beans mingle slowly into the wine. The impression on the palate is of great power with fresh, firm but fat tannins, which give this wine a very classic dimension. 1990 is undeniably a long-ageing wine, which will only come out completely in fifteen years' time. However, it can be drunk now, out of curiosity, since it has nothing aggressive about it.

At first, they tended to be a little firm and austere, but with barrel ageing they gained a lot of roundness and harmony. Today, Château Margaux 1990 displays aromas of great freshness, in which fruit, particularly red berry fruit, is to the fore, and in which lingering hints of vanilla and roasted coffee beans mingle slowly into the wine. The impression on the palate is of great power with fresh, firm but fat tannins, which give this wine a very classic dimension. 1990 is undeniably a long-ageing wine, which will only come out completely in fifteen years' time. However, it can be drunk now, out of curiosity, since it has nothing aggressive about it.

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