Red

1990 Château Lafite Rothschild

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2007 - 2031 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 171

  • Wine by Bok wrote: 100 points

    March 8, 2020 - I have had many bottles of Lafite in my life, and particularly Lafite 90. Lafite was cryptic! Tonight I finally had a superb Lafite 90 that I can understand! The trick was to decant it for at least 3-4 hours! Nose was green, capsicum and smoky. Palate was extremely mellow, rounded and very powerful fruits.

    more tasting note in finewines.com.sg

  • liangbeng wrote: 95 points

    February 4, 2020 - Next best after the 1989. Was so balanced and drinking well but could wait for another few years and certainly has Kanye years ahead. Buy more!

  • pavel_p Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 15, 2020 - 12h slow ox - opened in the morning, put neutral stopper back in and then decanted for about an hour at restaurant in the evening as the wine seemed to need still a bit of air. Somewhat musty nose that carries into the attack, on the mid palate a typical and nice left bank Bdx but with somewhat disappointing concentration, and also complexity given vintage and Chateau. Not tired nor closed, just a barely medium body Bordeaux. Tannins well integrated. Medium length.
    Overall a nice left banker but then nowhere near the 90 Lynch Bages, and of course the QPR is a bit of a problem...

  • yuti1225 Likes this wine: 96 points

    January 1, 2020 - 2020 New Year Celebration (Fleur de Sel Restaurant, Taichung): 如同西裝筆挺的紳士般,酸甜與單寧交織平衡,口感溫和滑進喉嚨,尾韻悠長,回甜。迷人且內斂的檀木與香草、成熟黑莓、李子乾、紅棗、微微的粉紅胡椒襯托,架構完整但不會有突兀感,很有魅力。 Decanted for 3.5hrs

    by H.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Elpaninaro Likes this wine:

    December 12, 2019 - I could not help smiling as this bottle was passed around- a dear old friend I have not seen in quite some time, youthful ruby color with a bit of bricking at the rim, cedar and boxwood on the nose, cassis, lead, lilacs, on the palate what a beautiful creation this has become, aged cassis with lead notes, hints of blackberry, a vibrant cherry note as well, broad and relaxing cedar notes throughout, perfectly poised, beautifully balanced, pristine, regal, the ultimate claret, I have long given the 1989 an edge for longevity plus a slight dash of excitement- but now seeing the 1990 at full maturity I have to put them on equal footing, if for varying reasons, a very special experience to see the first wine you ever really fell in love with all grown up at last.

    *****, now to 2040

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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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 36 (0%)
  • In Cellars 5,751 (77%)
  • Consumed 1,640 (22%)

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Community Recommendations

Grilled rack of lamb, Roast

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