Château Mouton Rothschild 1'eme Cru Classe Pauillac 1989
"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." Neal Martin Wine Advocate 93/100
These bottles are from our Directors Cellar and have been stored with us since purchase. The levels are good. However these bottles have at sometime been stored on the floor of the warehouse and the labels are not in a perfect condition due to damp and the tissue wrap attaching to the said labels. The tissue has been removed.