11 November 2016,
Price realised CHF 2,232
Estimate CHF 2,000 - CHF 3,000
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
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
On lots marked with an + in the catalogue, VAT will be charged at 8% on both the premium as well as the hammer price.
Wine specialist Edwin Vos picks out his five standout offerings from our 16 May sale in Geneva
The grapes, blends and communes that produce the world’s finest wines — and the perfect foods to go with them
Our wine specialists look back on some of their finest finds, and advise on how we can help bring your wines and spirits to market