1990 Beausejour (St Emilion) 750ml

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WA 100   WS 98   JR 18   Collector 99
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

I have had the 1990 Beausejour-Duffau a half-dozen times since the in-the-bottle report in Issue #85 (2-28-93). I believe this wine may, in 15-20 years, be considered to be one of the greatest wines made this century. It is in a league with such legends as the 1961 Latour a Pomerol. Beausejour-Duffau's 1990 has always been the most concentrated wine of the 1990 vintage. The color remains an opaque murky purple. The nose offers up fabulously intense aromas of black fruits (plums, cherries, and currants), along with smoke, a roasted herb/nut component, and a compelling minerality. The wine is fabulously concentrated, with outstanding purity, and a nearly unprecedented combination of richness, complexity, and overall balance and harmony. What makes this effort so intriguing is that as good as Beausejour-Duffau can be, I know of no vintage of this estate's wine that has come remotely close to this level of quality. In several blind tastings, I have mistaken this wine for either the 1989 or 1990 Petrus! However, the 1990 Beausejour-Duffau is even more concentrated than those two prodigious efforts.

Drink Dates: 2000-2030


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Wine Spectator | Rating: 98

Liquid cashmere. Stupendous St.-Emilion. Dark ruby color. Wonderful aromas of blackberries, preserved cherries, Indian spices and violets. Full-bodied, with fabulously polished tannins and a long, long finish.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. 3,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2006+
Author: James Suckling


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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

Very dark crimson. Sweet, gamey and rich on the nose with far more concentration than many 1990s yet with sufficient refreshment too. This tasted a bit like a souped-up Graves. Racy. Perhaps this wine communicates winemaking a little bit more than terroir but it's a great, compact, dense wine with lift and more than a hint of soy sauce. Umami, anyone?

Drink Dates: 1998-2018
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 100
Author: dave1161
Trust Rating: 13
Tasted On: 12/24/2008

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Rating: 100
Author: RhoneRanger
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 12/07/2010

Rating: 97
Author: dozman3
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 02/08/2015
Drink Dates: 2015-2020
this wine is still a blockbuster for a Bordeaux. needs to breathe for 30 minutes. it is complex and finely balanced on the mid-palate with a huge under-finish that is super smooth and satisfying. simply a stunner for its age.

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Average rating: 96, based on 6 reviews
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1249 bottles owned by 245 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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