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1990 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml
1990 Lafite-Rothschild
France - Bordeaux - Pauillac / First Growth
Red / Bordeaux Blend
1990 Lafite-Rothschild
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Professional Reviews


Jancis Robinson Author: Jancis Robinson

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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Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 183

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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Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

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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Community Reviews


Raul Felippe Trust Rating: 92 Tasted On: 07/27/2012


taipanli Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 05/15/2012


Anonymous Author Tasted On: 02/19/2011

hammer Trust Rating: 97 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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