1990 Margaux, Margaux
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
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.
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.
Mid ruby without much obviously visible development. Very ripe and sweet and pure. Mineral top note. Very refreshing. Cabernet purity. Delicate and ethereal. Some may find it a little light but it is very pure Margaux wth its fragrance and lift. Still quite a bit of tannin. Should be a laster, even if it may never be a blockbuster. Very, very refreshing. Very pure. 18.5/20 points. Drink 2008-2030.