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The Top 10 Wines of 1991


Posted: January 17, 2002

Wine of the Year 1991

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1989

Perhaps the greatest Beaucastel ever produced. Has the class and structure of a great vintage of Mouton-Rothschild. Deep, inky in color, with intense herb, plum, game and spice aromas, this full-bodied wine has an explosion of fruit and an iron backbone. Try the beginning of next century. Best from 1995 through 2005.


* All prices listed are release prices only.

1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000

The 1991 Top 10
Rank Wine Score Price
#1 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1989 97 $35
#2 CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD Pauillac 1988 100 $89
#3 CAYMUS Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Special Selection 1987 98 $60
#4 CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE St.-Julien 1988 96 $26
#5 TENUTA SAN GUIDO Sassicaia 1988 98 $60
#6 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX Margaux 1988 97 $75
#7 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION Pessac-Léognan 1988 98 $95
#8 CHATEAU MONTELENA Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1987 95 $30
#9 CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE-BARON Pauillac 1988 95 $30
#10 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES Pauillac 1988 95 $35

1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000

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