• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 1416

    Finest and Rarest Wines Chartreuse and Madeira Including an Exceptional Private Collection

    11 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 101

    Château Mouton-Rothschild 1990

    6 bottles per lot

    Price Realised  


    Château Mouton-Rothschild 1990
    Pauillac, 1er cru classé
    In original tissues. Levels: three base of neck and three top-shoulder
    Tasting note: At first, in cask, I preferred the lusher? ’89, but within a couple of years it displayed an almost explosive, rich, spicy, nose. Aged ten, the spiciness seemed to owe much to new oak and, despite its richness, a touch of leanness. In June 2003, sweet, almost chewy, very drinkable but a bit ‘edgy’ and very tannic. Most recently, an impériale: deep, maturing more quickly than the ‘89’ rich, complete, harmonious bouquet; sweet, soft, fleshy, spicy, with a dry finish. Very good, very enjoyable, but not great. Last tasted July 2005 ***(*) 2008 – 2016. MB.
    6 bottles per lot

    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    On lots marked with an + in the catalogue, VAT will be charged at 8% on both the premium as well as the hammer price.