The best all-round vintage since 1982, this year produced the ripest grapes since 1959. It is difficult for those who drank some of the heavier 1976s to accept that the grapes in 1990 were not just riper, but considerably riper. However, the extraordinarily high acidity and, particularly, the very large proportion of tartaric acid gave the wines an impeccable balance. When released even those that possessed great potential longevity were immediately accessible, although some have gone through an awkward developmental stage (exactly when depends on when they were disgorged), but will emerge even better than before and slowly building up complex bottle aromas over the next couple of decades. - Tom Stevenson
When you come across a phenomenal vintage such as this in a grand format like the Jeroboam, then it's time to make room in the cellar for (or perhaps drink) this exceptional wine.
"The deep, liqueur-like nose shows almost sweet baking aromas, like egg-enriched breads. Rich and weighty; verging on opulent in the mouth, with honey, almond, orange and apricot flavors. The long spice-and-mineral finish gives it an extra element of class.The palate is smooth and elegant with a rich velvety-finish." - Wine Enthusiast.
Sourced from 7 Grand Cru villages around the Montagne de Reims and Côte des Blancs. 50% chardonnay 50% pinot noir with approximately 10-11 years ageing on lees. 1990 is an extra brut with close to 0 grams of added sugar.