We tasted: Mumm Cordon Rouge 1990

There are so many things to say about the 3rd champagne house in the world — G.H. Mumm — that it’s unrealistic to share them in a single post. We have tasted so many cuvées signature of this famous champagne house from Reims and had also the pleasure to visit their cellars. More information will come but for now, let’s concentrate on this exceptional and famous cuvée, vintage 1990 (considered a classic vintage year in Champagne).

This special cuvée, Cordon Rouge Brut Millésimé 1990 (the 47th millésime at G.H. Mumm), was dedicated to the New Millenium celebration, and was the fruit of collaboration with the Greenwich Meridian (London), Mumm becoming the official champagne for year 2000 celebration. This 1990 vintage limited edition champagne was first time served at the Royal Navy Village Michelin stars celebration (April, 1999), where traditionally, the champagne house invites all the chefs that received a new star at the Gala des étoilés Michelin. This is an exceptional moment for all chefs to socialize and enjoy une soirée accompanied by fine bubbles.

The nose is dominated by aromas of dried fruits, nougat, acacia, honey, caramel, and chocolate. Top floral notes followed by the warm colours of the Corinthian grapes, vanilla biscuits and dried apricots. Bouquet rich, fruity, sweet and at the same time, very fresh. After a strong initial attack, the taste develops slowly and gradually. The texture of the wine is smooth, slightly oily. The finish is long, with bright floral notes at the end. 

Type of champagneBrut
VintageVintage 1990
Grapes55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay
MaisonG.H. Mumm & Cie
Village/terroir Verzenay, Verzy, Bouzy, Ambonnay and Mailly (PN), Cramant (Chardonnay)
Degorgement1999
Agedsur lies 9 years
Dosage4g/L
Sizebottle (75cl)
Number of bottlesN/A
Price range (euro)150-160
Chef de CavesDidier Mariotti (<2018), Laurent Fresnet (2020>)
Other considerentsnumbered bottles

2 Thoughts

    1. Not that easy to find, unfortunately. If you visit the Mumm cellars, make sure you ask them if they can offer it to you. We have also tried an 1985 vintage which was amazing. Good luck with the search!

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