1990 Duhart-Milon Rothschild
By Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild
1990 Duhart-Milon Rothschild from Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux
The illustrious 1990 vintage of the Bordeaux region stands as a monumental year in winemaking, and the 1990 Duhart-Milon Rothschild from Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild is no exception. As a seasoned observer of Pauillac's profound ability to produce liquid treasures, one finds in this wine a reflection of both the storied history of the chateau and the exceptional conditions of the year.
Eloquence of the Terroir: A Distinctive Investment Vintage
Amidst an exceptional harvest that year, owed to climatic serendipity, Pauillac vintners witnessed the kind of equilibrium between ripeness, acidity and tannin structure that one might call a winemaker's dream. It was this balance that enabled Duhart-Milon Rothschild's 1990 vintage to encapsulate the quintessential character of the region.
The 1990 Duhart-Milon Rothschild displays a finesse in its multidimensional flavour profile. Offering a rich tapestry of dark berries, plums, and refined earthy undertones with hints of cedar, it speaks to both an excellent harvest and meticulous winemaking.
An Investment Worthy of Patience and Reflection
Aware as we are of the value indeed steeping within bottles of fine vintage like this one, investors recognise the auspicious nature of including such a wine in their portfolio. The 1990 Duhart-Milon Rothschild exhibits not just drinking pleasure but an investment maturity reaching its zenith; thus, it presents itself as a wise allocation for connoisseurs seeking depth and stability in their collection.
In summing up our reflections on this venerable bottle—one might say that it stands as a testament to an annus mirabilis in Bordeaux's winemaking chronicles. Oenophiles and investors alike can appreciate the substance and sophistication offered by such a noteworthy vintage that is sure to leave an indelible impression on any who savour it or add it to their cellar.
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Scores and tasting notes
Another fabulous 1990. A deep garnet/brick red colour. The nose is very Pauillac: pencil-lead, cedar and black fruits, developing more exotic, leathery nuances in the glass. Very well-balanced on the palate, good fresh acidity, rounded but not plump and very focused. Does not quite have the vigour or structure of Clerc-Milon 1990 but this is drinking wonderfully now. Tasted May 2004.
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate - Wine Journal
The 1990 has turned out better than I expected. It offers a classic Lafite perfume of graphite/lead pencil shavings interwoven with red and black currants, fresh porcini mushrooms, smoke, and tobacco leaf. Medium to full-bodied, soft, and elegant, it is not as concentrated as the 1982, but is a luscious, round Pauillac to enjoy over the next 5-10 years. Release price: ($275.00/case)
Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2009