Red

1990 Château Lafite Rothschild

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 116

  • rmalloy Likes this wine: (95 points)

    August 7, 2017 - Mature and profound. Pungent aromas of cedar and black cardamom. Rosewater, ink, cassis, plum, and mocha. Raspberry acidity. Still dense and intense, with strong tannins.

  • ricknat1 Likes this wine: (95 points)

    July 16, 2017 - elegance in a bottle, still young but quite drinkable, tannins are integrated and secondary and tertiary waves of flavor are there giving a wonderful lift to this wine

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • rmalloy Likes this wine: (93 points)

    July 14, 2017 - Noble, but not explosive. Nose of cedar, pencil shavings, tobacco, and cassis. Good weight on the palate. Drinks well now.

  • DrinkBordeaux wrote: (94 points)

    July 3, 2017 - A deep, dark ruby color with minimal lightening of the edges. The nose was inviting, with cassis, leather, sous bois, basil, violets, and espresso. It wasn't quite as strong on the palate, but there was still nice tension. The balance was quite excellent, with the tannins marrying quite well. Interestingly, I saved a bit of this for the next day, and it was considerably better on the second day (just as the 89 La Mouline was).

  • Lazlo Toth wrote: (95 points)

    July 1, 2017 - This has one of the most delightful bouquets I have ever experienced. Truly exceptional. Powerful cassis, mushroom and pencil lead. Garnet colored with pronounced bricking. This is a powerful old world wine that is layered and nuanced. Cassis, red currant, wet leaves, stone, graphite and a hint of coffee grinds. This wine was double decanted and swirled off and on for 2 hours. The last sip was the best as it was still evolving. Definitely at its peak, but with many years still to go.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/16/2007 (link)

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    An Evening of Lafite-Rothschild, 8/15/2005

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    A Mega 1990 Bordeaux Tasting with Clive, 3/21/2005

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  • By John Kapon
    Hanging with Mr. Parker and Mr. Squires in Baltimore and D.C, 2/21/2005

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    The European Grand Jury, Vegas Style, 1/16/2005

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/7/2002 (link)

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    The 1990 Clarets...To Have and To Hold (Nov 1993), 11/1/1993 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Lafite Rothschild
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac
  • UPC Codes 000000147385, 3700274110807, 9300633425111

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 25 (0%)
  • In Cellars 4,869 (81%)
  • Consumed 1,131 (19%)

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