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1990 Château Lafite Rothschild

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2007 - 2031 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 193

  • eschaefer Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 13, 2021 - Great bottle, known provenance, fill, cork etc. good looking. Good aroma. Good taste but no power. No finish. Tobacco. Cigar smoke. Leather. Lifted spice aroma almost Burgundian. Some forest and sous bois. Fruit is Christmas fruitcake. All that is positive. Finish detracts. 90/91 but would recommend as a good 31 year old Bordeaux

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  • liber Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 12, 2021 - 6th of 12, decanted an hour, perfect cork and level, seemingly slightly tainted showing older than expected and stripping fruit flavours whilst exposing wonderful structure and tertiary flavours. This bottle F+ (18) and still preferred to 01 by most of party (usually VF+ 19 or 97).

  • joshabramson Likes this wine: 97 points

    November 7, 2021 - Mostly just acid and austere fruit coming through immediately after opening. 2-3 hours in the decanter and this really changed considerably, as it opened up the fruit became far more expressive, ripe and silky. By the end of the night this was delicious. I highly recommend giving this a few hours of air before you drink today.

  • dkentaustin Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 24, 2021 - Popped and poured. Lighter garnet with subtle amber edge. Fresh sawn wood, delicate perfume, lead pencil, currant and raspberry. Cinnamon bark and rhubarb with chalky tannins lightly coating the palate giving to an ethereal presence. Vibrant, young with good old world characteristics. Many years of complexity to come, though it’s incredible enjoyable now.

    p.s. prime charcoal grilled ribeyes with farmers cheese pierogis and grilled asparagus.

  • Romol Likes this wine: 95 points

    October 5, 2021 - Decanted 2,5 hours. A perfect bottle. Ready to drink. Very elegant and complex. Wonderful nose. Improved a lot in the decanter. I would recommend to decant it at least 2,5 hours. 95 pts. at the moment.

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Decanter

  • By Jane Anson
    Bordeaux first growths 1990 vintage, 2/9/2021 (link)

    (Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Neal Martin
    Cellar Journal: Bordeaux 1920-2015 (Dec 2019), 12/1/2019 (link)

    (Lafite-rothschild Lafite-rothschild Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Neal Martin
    Looking Back To Go Forward: Lafite-Rothschild 1868 – 2015 (Jul 2018), 7/18/2018 (link)

    (Lafite-rothschild Lafite-rothschild Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Neal Martin
    Looking Back To Go Forward: Lafite-Rothschild 1868 – 2015 (Jul 2018), 7/1/2018 (link)

    (Lafite-rothschild Lafite-rothschild Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

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

    (Ch Lafite Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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

    (Ch Lafite Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

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

    (Chateau Lafite Rothschild) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

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

    (Ch Lafite Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

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

    (Lafite-Rothschild) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Kapon
    A Mega 1990 Bordeaux Tasting with Clive, 3/21/2005

    (Lafite) Subscribe to see review text.

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

    (Lafite) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Kapon
    The European Grand Jury, Vegas Style, 1/16/2005

    (Lafite) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

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

    (Ch Lafite Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

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

    (Lafite-rothschild Lafite-rothschild) Subscribe to see review text.

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, 1000000000121, 3419466188103, 3700274110807, 9300633425111

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 94 (1%)
  • In Cellars 7,052 (77%)
  • Consumed 1,956 (21%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Rib lamb chop, Roast, roast potato & ratatouille

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  61 votes

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