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1990 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red - First Growth

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Red Bordeaux Blend - First Growth
Producer Notes

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 »

JR 18.5
WA 96
WS 95
Drink Dates
Comm: 2006-2031 WA: 2014-2044 WS: 2007+
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1.5L $1,995.00

JR 18.5
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2006-2030

Bright cherry red. Dense, dusty and a little gamey on the nose. More power than the Ch Margaux 1990. Hint of liquorice. Very complete. Lovely balance and very juicy and fluid. Then just very slightly chewy on the end. But lovely purity. Not heavy, tired and velvety (like so many 1990s) at all. Really vindicates first growth terroir. Wonderful lift.

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WA 96
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 183
Drink Dates 2014-2044

Interestingly, a bottle of 1990 Lafite Rothschild I pulled from my cellar for a video blog on my web site was still buttoned down, tight, and even with extended decanting was not showing as much as I would have hoped. However, a bottle tasted, of all places, in Seoul, Korea in February, was only a few points short of perfection. That amazing performance motivated me to pull another bottle out of my cellar and follow it over the course of two days. Sure enough, by the second day the wine was roaring from the glass. The 1990 Lafite has turned out far better than my early assessment. While it still possesses some firmness, and performs like a late adolescent in terms of its evolution, it boasts gorgeous aromas of cedar, tobacco leaf, cassis, and lead pencil shavings. The explosive aromas are followed by a fleshy, full-bodied wine that should hit its peak in 5-8 years, and last for 25-30 more.

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WS 95
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2007+

Very serious fruit, with juicy berry, tobacco and cedar character. Slightly more body than the 1989, but they are very close in character. I would give this a little more time. '89/'90 Bordeaux non-blind horizontal. 25,000 cases made.

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Author GW
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.222%
Tasted On 06/27/2015
Drink Dates 2006-2031
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Author Raul Felippe
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.308%
Tasted On 07/27/2012
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Author taipanli
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.034%
Tasted On 05/15/2012
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Tasted On 02/19/2011
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Comments (1)
jwelch666 commented (371 days ago)
When you give it a 51, don't you suspect something is wrong with that bottle and not that wine? You should withdraw your rating rather than contribute to a skewed average.
Author hammer
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.176%
Tasted On 12/20/2009
Drink Dates

What an amazing wine taken with jane and dave in 2009 it was the best of the night

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