Château Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

9.4135 ratings on Delectable
$589

First tasted in October 2002 when the nose was only really just beginning to open up. The quality and its ravishing opulence was instantly apparent. Clos and surly when tasted the following year. Then from a double magnum in May 2004. A pure Pauillac nose of pencil-lead and cedar - very fragrant and well-defined. The palate is more backward than the Pichon Baron. Well-knot, harmonious, elegant and minerally. Wonderful fresh acidity. Very similar to Lynch Bages 1989 but with more complexity and nuance. Superb. Drink from 2012. Finally in September 2004: a beautiful "Mouton" nose with pencil-lead, charcoal and green pepper. Very intense and reserved. The palate is quite tannic and masculine with good acidity. Still tight. Less weight than Latour or Margaux and lacks the complexity of Lafite 1989. But I have had better examples of Mouton 1989 that showed a more depth and complexity. Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Ratings on Delectable

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

After the initial stink blew off, the wine emerged magnificently. Still youngish with a great future.

After the initial stink blew off, the wine emerged magnificently. Still youngish with a great future.

9.5

Henrik Poulsen Delectable Pro

I've never been a big fan of 1989 Medoc 1st growths and this doesn't make me change my mind. After 60 min of air this shows a beautiful nose but the palate just lacks a lot....

I've never been a big fan of 1989 Medoc 1st growths and this doesn't make me change my mind. After 60 min of air this shows a beautiful nose but the palate just lacks a lot....

9.2

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

Pencil lead, faded dark fruits

Pencil lead, faded dark fruits

9.0

Matt Duncan Delectable Pro

Let the birthday celebrations begin! Lovely claret with modest brett and noticeable VA. Juniper berry, green apple, peppercorn. Definitely in the ballpark.

Let the birthday celebrations begin! Lovely claret with modest brett and noticeable VA. Juniper berry, green apple, peppercorn. Definitely in the ballpark.

9.2