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1989 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red - First Growth

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Red Bordeaux Blend - First Growth
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Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is one of the Bordeaux First Growths in Pauillac, and possesses a long history of exceptional quality. In the 17th century, the vineyards were owned by Alexandre de Segur, also proprietor of Chateau Latour. After the French revolution, the chateau was purchased by several Dutch merchants before the current owners, the... More »

Score
92
WS 93
JR 18.5
WA 90
Drink Dates
Comm: 2007-2025 WA: 2006-2025
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JR 18.5
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2000-2020

On being poured there was real tension in the glass, I felt, between Lafite's delicate style and the big, ripe character of this vintage, warmed as it was by a particularly hot summer, the summer of the bicentenary of the French revolution. There was a slightly burnt note and quite a bit of tannin on the finish. But then it really mellowed in the glass and became super voluptuous. And fragrant. But edgier than the 1997. Unusually spicy for Lafite and wonderfully persistent. These bottles had been bought in 1996 for just £55 each (which probably seemed iniquitous at the time). The 1989 Lafite is now trading at £800 a bottle, a surprisingly low premium on the 1997.

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WA 90
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 109
Drink Dates 2006-2025

As I suspected, the 1989 and 1990 vintages of Lafite-Rothschild have gone dormant. Both wines were among the more closed, backward examples in my blind tasting. The 1989 Lafite is also outstanding, but closed, with the tannin more elevated, and the wine so stubbornly reticent as to make evaluation almost impossible. Lafite's 1989 was far more easy to taste and understand several years ago. It appears to have gone completely to sleep. This medium ruby-colored, medium-bodied wine reveals new oak in the nose, and a spicy finish. It is a quintessentially elegant, restrained, understated style of Lafite.

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WS 93
Source Wine Spectator
Issue Web Only - 2010

Subtle, yet rich and decadent, offering meat, sweet berry and fresh leather on the nose. Full and very soft, with velvety tannins and a long, fruity finish. This has so much ripe fruit. Reserved and firm, this is turning to a very fine and shy Lafite. This is fresh and structured, but still holding back. I wouldn't wait, though. '89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Drink now.

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Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.777%
Tasted On 06/25/2014

Mature

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Author Wakely
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Tasted On 12/22/2012

Outstanding, complex, 3 hour decant but still opened up more over drinking

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Author StuTarheel
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.382%
Tasted On 01/13/2013
Drink Dates 2012-2020

This nicely mature with typical Lafite elegance. Red berry fruit with flowery notes. Tannins are nicely rounded. Soft and supple in the mouth. Well-balanced. Nice length to the finish with a pleasant spiciness and slight cigar box.

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Author Conrad K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.372%
Tasted On 08/08/2009
Drink Dates 2008-2025

Subdued nose followed by with pencil lead and cedar on the palate. Tannis are still very firm and after two hours of air the fruit was still not expressive . This will need several more years to fully evolve.

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Author gm
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 44.545%
Tasted On 06/13/2009
Drink Dates 2006-2025
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Author PLevensohn
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.26%
Tasted On 11/13/2008
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We opened this and let it sit for 4 and a half hours before drinking. I tasted it a couple of times along the way. The wine evolved into a complex and fruity delight to the sense. we paired this with our cheese course, following a 2000 Marcassin.

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Author metlaw
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 77.477%
Tasted On 12/01/1980
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