Red

1990 Château Lafite Rothschild

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 107

  • Taiwan wrote: (92 points)

    December 25, 2016 - Tobacco and leather aromas, and some fruit, secondary and tertiary. Fresh and retains good fruit. Balanced, pure and long.

  • Gian wrote: (95 points)

    December 25, 2016 - Perfect cork , decanted 4 hours , the wine doesn't show any sign of age , brilliant garnet color , nose of blackberry, cherries, earth, on the palate aristocratic elegance but anyway intense taste, balanced, smooth tannins, very long finish

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  • PJT 1986 Likes this wine: (95 points)

    December 18, 2016 - right, this my issue, we all find vintages that for some reason don't float our boat - and Lafite 1990 and me, just don't see eye to eye. My opinion is not based on original release stock. I have only tasted ex-cellars, reconditioned stock. And, I have to be honest. On almost every occasion I have been unimpressed. I know it was a generous vintage, and the yield was plump, but the wine is always tough, shallow, and confused. Its got no core, yet shows bags of Lafite/Milon smoke and minerality - wheres the fruit? seems stretched to me!

  • BradE wrote:

    December 12, 2016 - Lafite Vertical: Like the 89 drunk tonight, the 90 failed to live up to its pedigree. I've generally liked the 90, but have never liked it as much as others (critics, drinkers). A good wine, and this bottle was in great shape. Just not memorable. Two bottles opened tonight, with consistent results.

  • Francois Le Mouel Likes this wine: (96 points)

    December 10, 2016 - Tasted blind. I called a Chateau Margaux 1990. Beautiful and memorable wine. This was my WOTN. Very classy, almost feminine, with an intense nose, smooth tannins and very long finish. Quite a treat.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/17/2012 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/15/2010 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Killers, 2/5/2010

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/16/2007 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    An Evening of Lafite-Rothschild, 8/15/2005

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  • By John Kapon
    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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  • By John Kapon
    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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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 37 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,746 (81%)
  • Consumed 1,086 (19%)

Food Pairing

Cheese

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