1990 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1990
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95-100 / 100

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1990 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1990

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Stock : 0 bottle
895,00 € tax incl. 745,83 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
880,00 € tax incl. 733,33 € tax excl.
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97 / 100
Jean-Marc Quarin
Jean-Marc Quarin

(06-2013) In magnum and decanted. Dark and evolved color. Large complex nose. Savory, silky, very aromatic, melting palate with a noble texture. Long finish with a cedar flavor. Delicious and less dry than in my previous tasting in the bottle.

96 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(06-2009) 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.

95 / 100
Jeannie Cho Lee
Jeannie Cho Lee

(05-2016)

95 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator

(02-2005) 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.

5 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent

(11-2000)

Features
Vintage Wine 1990
Classification Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Château Château Lafite Rothschild
Country France
Château informations
Château Lafite Rothschild

Château Lafite Rothschild

Château Lafite Rothschild, 1st growth in 1855, is one of Bordeaux's most famous chateaux. It shares with the greatest the top of the official classification of 1855. Located on the Pauillac appellation, the vineyard of 103 ha is divided into three parcels: the hills surrounding the Château, the Carruades plateau to the west and a parcel of 4.5 ha in the neighboring town of Saint-Estèphe. Most of the terroir is composed of fine and deep gravel mixed with Aeolian sand on a tertiary limestone bedrock. The grape varieties are 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The average age of the vineyards of the great wine is 40 years, the 20 ha of young vines (less than 10 years) being used for the development of the second wine. There are also extremely old plots of over 80 years, one called "La Gravière" dating back to 1886. The maturation of the wine is carried out for 18 to 20 months in 100% new oak barrels. Lafite Rothschild produces about 15,000 to 20,000 cases per year. The estate also produces a second wine, the Carruades de Lafite, for around 25,000 to 30,000 cases. The name of the second wine of Chateau Lafite Rothschild of the "plateau Carruades, where stood a group of plots, which was bought by the castle in the nineteenth century, and which adjoined the rump Castle. The "Carruades de Lafite" were once called "Moulin des Carruades", then take the name, Carruades de Lafite.


The mythical vintages of Chateau Lafite Rothschild are 1921, 19451959198219861988 and 2000, 2005 in recent years.

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