Information & scores : 1990 Bordeaux

  • Red 19/20
  • Sweet 19/20
  • Still white 18/20

Vintage description 1990 Bordeaux

An extraordinary vintage both in quality and quantity. The second hottest year of the century since 1947 and the sunniest since 1949. Most of the Chateaux harvested highly concentrated grapes. The high volume of grapes produced wines that lack acidity, nevertheless they have strong and mellow tannins. The best wines come from the vineyards planted in heavy soil (Saint-Estèphe and Saint-Emilion), and where the grapes were drastically selected to limit yields. On the whole, the wines from this vintage are brimming with charm and distinction. The white wines are spectacular, particularly the legendary wines of Haut-Brion and Laville Haut-Brion. The Sauternes from this vintage, harvested before the red wines, are truly historical. Powerful and complex, they are absolute masterpieces of concentration and richness.

Best in 1990 France, Bordeaux, Red

Château Cheval Blanc - Château Gazin - Château Calon Ségur - Château Haut Brion - Château Latour - Château La Mission Haut-Brion - Château Lafite Rothschild - Château Lynch Bages - Château Lagrange - Château Gruaud Larose - Château Margaux - Château Troplong Mondot - Château Angélus - Cos d'Estournel - Château Léoville Las Cases - Château Ausone - Château Pavie - Château Figeac - Château l' Évangile - Château Léoville Poyferré - Château Montrose - Petrus - Château Branaire Ducru - Château la Conseillante -

Best in 1990 France, Bordeaux, Sweet

Château Sigalas Rabaud - Château Rabaud Promis - Château Rieussec - Château la Tour Blanche - Château Lafaurie Peyraguey - Suduiraut - Château Climens - Château Coutet - Château d' Yquem -

Best in 1990 France, Bordeaux, Still white

Château Carbonnieux - Château Haut Brion - Château de Fieuzal - Domaine de Chevalier - Château Latour-Martillac -