Red

1990 Château Lafite Rothschild

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 162

  • hprphf wrote: 97 points

    November 12, 2019 - Lafite Dinner 2019 (Blue Hill): Graceful wine, so composed with a variety of flowers, pencil box, soft spice and sweet fruit. Incredibly youthful with a very complete palate. 97

  • Seth Rosenberg Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 13, 2019 - Double blind. Next to 90 Haut Brion that we knew. Definitely Cabernet based. This has dark fruit, scorched earth, some herbal and stones, the herbal and wood. Dark - blackberry and cassis . Guessed old world and BDX which was easy next to HB - lots of similarities. This has more fruit and a sweet streak. On the palate it’s more closed them The Haut Brion, with lots of structure. Based on the darker fruit I went Pauillac
    or St Estephe and ended with Paulliac With the sweet streak and the flavor profile I went 89 lynch Bages.

    Note after the reveal and a pour from the bottom of the bottle, surprisingly no sediment but much more typical of the chateau:

    Nose: Dark. Scorch. Pencil lead shavings, young. Dark sweet fruit. Spices minerality. Palate is young and dark. Scorched. Chewy. Some savory. Cedar/wood. Dusty tannins both smooth - purple. Excellent potential. Nose - 5.5/6, Palate - 5+/6, Finish - 5+/6, Je ne Sais Quoi - 1.5/2 = 17+/20 (with 18-19/20)

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  • steinersing wrote: 94 points

    July 2, 2019 - concentrated, velvety. Early days still for this wine.

  • G Kramer Likes this wine:

    June 16, 2019 - Some 1990 1st growths etc (Chez Herb Wollowick): At no point during the evening did this evoke a comment of “the best” or “my favorite”, but at the end a few folks agreed with me that this bottle had the most soul of the 3 first Growths we drank from this vintage.

  • Oaknose wrote:

    April 5, 2019 - Nydelig vin! Fikk smake på Morgenbladets styremiddag hos Bjørn Smith Simonsen i 2019.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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    Looking Back To Go Forward: Lafite-Rothschild 1868 – 2015 (Jul 2018), 7/18/2018 (link)

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    Hong Kong Killers, 2/5/2010

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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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    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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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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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 23 (0%)
  • In Cellars 5,641 (78%)
  • Consumed 1,580 (22%)

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Community Recommendations

Grilled rack of lamb, Roast

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