Duhart-Milon Rothschild 1990
Tasting Notes Duhart-Milon Rothschild 1990
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.
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)