Fine Wine

November 19 - 27, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 362
CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1989 (2) WA 93
  • CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1989 (2) WA 93

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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1989

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé
u. 1 x vts. 2 x wrinkled labels

Tasted from magnum and presented by Baron Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, the 1989 Château Mouton-Rothschild might not reach the ethereal heights of the 1982 or 1986, but it is certainly a lovely Claret. It has an attractive, slightly leafy bouquet armed with cedar and pencil lead. There is less fruit concentration than I expected, resolutely classic, slightly austere Bordeaux. The palate follows suit. What it lacks in substance it compensates with in balance and personality. This is an understated Mouton-Rothschild that is probably at its peak, although I envisage this offering another two decades of pleasure. Whilst this showing did not replicate some glorious bottles in the past, it remains a very fine Claret that may not be inclined to improve any further. Tasted February 2016. Drink: 2016-2035 WA 93

2 bts.    per lot $1,300 - $1,500

Realised: $1,560
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Score: 93
Single Cuvée / Vintage
Type: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 1989