Red

1990 Château Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
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Community Tasting Notes 312

  • aquacongas Likes this wine: 99 points

    February 15, 2021 - blind
    I guessed Margaux 1983. Close to perfection. Still young but in a phantastique drinking window. Mix of primary and secondary notes and a bit of tertiara aromas. At least 20 more years. 99+

  • tylerbinney@gmail.com Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 24, 2020 - World Series Mondo Wine Event (Duluth, GA): Tasted blind. Could it be the order in which it was served immediately following the '82 Pichon Lalande or that it just wasn't the best showing of this legendary wine? I'm not sure which, but it lacked a soul during this tasting event. I was all over the place with my tasting notes. At first calling it a left bank Bordeaux, but then ending up in Bolgheri with either a Solaia or Sassicaia. Boy was I wrong. I was also not alone in my assessment as the group was confused by this wine as it did not scream where it was from in a blind format.

  • dream Likes this wine: 97 points

    August 22, 2020 - Widely considered (by me) to be the wine of the vintage in 1990, this definitely didn’t disappoint showing that incredible violet velvet robe of a great Margaux. Tremendous depth and sneaky power, this still keeps to the feminine side of Margaux showing a purity of perfume and texture to die for. The only surprise of the night was how well the next two wines ('90 Lafite & Latour) competed with this.

  • dcwino wrote: 97 points

    August 13, 2020 - A small gathering at Jailbreak Brewing Co. (Jailbreak Brewery, Laurel, MD): Expressive nose displaying intense ripe black fruit, blackberry liqueur, crème de cassis, blueberry pie, caramel, lactic, ink, lead pencil and earth. Justin finds the green note a bit bothersome. Exceptional concentration, layers upon layers of intense black fruit, unctuous, rich and silky, perfect amount of acidity and mineral, nicely masked tannins due to the concentrated fruit, and a long intense black fruit driven finish with caramel and ink at the end. RJ finds it not as enjoyable compared to a few years ago. It is morphing into the next stage of development, i.e. slowly becoming like the 82 but not showing enough tertiary notes to compensate the loss of intensity and expressiveness. I firmly believe this will become perfect again in a few years.

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  • sarieah Likes this wine: 99 points

    August 8, 2020 - Beautiful. Deep plum, nice oak, almost smoky at the start (which passed with breathing). Rich, smooth. Earthy nose.

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    4/21/2016 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2012, Issue #40, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report

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  • By John Kapon
    The Cardinal, 9/15/2011

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/15/2010 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    From the East, 9/16/2010

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    Hong Kong Killers, 2/5/2010

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    Hong Kong Killers November, 2/5/2010

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The World of Fine Wine

  • March 2008, Issue #19 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/16/2007 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    A Mega 1990 Bordeaux Tasting with Clive, 3/21/2005

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  • By John Kapon
    A Double Dose of Angry Man Action, 3/7/2005

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  • By John Kapon
    Hanging with Mr. Parker and Mr. Squires in Baltimore and D.C, 2/21/2005

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    The 2002 Romanee Contis and a Mt. Sinai Hospital Charity Event, 2/13/2005

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  • By John Kapon
    The European Grand Jury, Vegas Style, 1/16/2005

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/28/2002 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    The 1990 Clarets...To Have and To Hold (Nov 1993), 11/1/1993 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/21/2007 (link) 95 points

    (Château Margaux) Lovely cassis and spice nose; tasty, cassis, mint and leather palate with depth; long finish 95+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/30/2006 (link) 99 points

    (Château Margaux) Gorgeous mushroom, sauteed portabello and dark cherry nose; gorgeous, perfect, sweet and elegant fruit; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/16/2004 (link) 100 points

    (Château Margaux) Very, very tasty, cherries jubilee and violets nose; gorgeous body, cherries jubilee, violets; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Margaux
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Margaux
  • UPC Codes 002134000093, 011986100000, 041333214016, 071570017521, 400002623786, 607921009039

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 105 (1%)
  • In Cellars 7,122 (74%)
  • Consumed 2,407 (25%)

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