SOMMELIER@VINFOLIO.COM | 1-800-969-1961

Recommended For You

Loading, please wait...
1989 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml
1989 Lafite-Rothschild
France - Bordeaux - Pauillac / First Growth
Red / Bordeaux Blend
1989 Lafite-Rothschild
Buy It Now

Starting at  $725.00

       
Sold by Vinfolio:
1  In warehouse/Ships in 24 hours
Price per bottle: 
$725.00
Qty:
Marketplace: Sold by Private Collectors:
VINDEX  $697.34
1 bottle in Vinfolio Storage / ships in 24-48 hours
Price per bottle: 
$1,495.00
Qty:
You can also bid on this wine. Contact us to learn how.
Professional Reviews

JR
18.5

Jancis Robinson Author: Jancis Robinson

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.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

WA
90

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 109

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.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

WS
93

Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling 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.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

Community Reviews

90

marv Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 06/25/2014

Mature

94

Wakely Tasted On: 12/22/2012

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

92

StuTarheel Trust Rating: 99 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.

92

Conrad K Trust Rating: 99 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.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

90

gm Trust Rating: 45 Tasted On: 06/13/2009 Drink Dates: 2006-2025

0 of 3 people found this review useful.

Corporate Office1890 Bryant St, Ste 208San Francisco, CA 94110800.969.1961service@vinfolio.com

Napa Warehouse644 Hanna Dr, Ste EAmerican Canyon, CA 94503


Get early access to new arrivals and special offers


Online auctions operated by Vinfolio, Inc. in accordance with CA ABC Act Section 23355.1(d) and Section 2328 of the CA Commercial Code. © 2004-2014 Vinfolio

Forgotten password
 
Enter your email and we will send you
your password