Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.5159 ratings
9.443 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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9.0

This bottle of 1990 Lafite-Rothschild replicates the one poured at the château several months earlier. The bouquet offers black fruit, a little dustiness, leather and light marine notes, but again, it never slips into fifth gear. It just lacks vivacity. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly hard tannin, modest fruit concentration and a monochromatic finish that feels suppressed by that summer’s warmth. To reiterate, there are Super Seconds that clearly outperform this First Growth in 1990. Tasted at Noble Rot's “Xmas” dinner. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2019)

This bottle of 1990 Lafite-Rothschild replicates the one poured at the château several months earlier. The bouquet offers black fruit, a little dustiness, leather and light marine notes, but again, it never slips into fifth gear. It just lacks vivacity. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly hard tannin, modest fruit concentration and a monochromatic finish that feels suppressed by that summer’s warmth. To reiterate, there are Super Seconds that clearly outperform this First Growth in 1990. Tasted at Noble Rot's “Xmas” dinner. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2019)

Dec 5th, 2019
Scott Wren

A bit spent but you can still taste the pedigree. Purple fruit and amazingly enough acidity to still slide down

A bit spent but you can still taste the pedigree. Purple fruit and amazingly enough acidity to still slide down

1 person found it helpfulApr 8th, 2018
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.5

Drinking superbly now. Authentically classy.

Drinking superbly now. Authentically classy.

Feb 2nd, 2017
Branden Bidwell

Loving the '90

Loving the '90

Oct 22nd, 2016
Nico J. Snyman

Such a beautiful expression of this fabled estate, I must say that I really love high-end Bordeaux at this age, just the right amount of oak/fruit/development, quite magical.

Such a beautiful expression of this fabled estate, I must say that I really love high-end Bordeaux at this age, just the right amount of oak/fruit/development, quite magical.

Oct 12th, 2016
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.4

Elegant lengthy aromatic really showing well.

Elegant lengthy aromatic really showing well.

Jan 30th, 2016
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.3

Cellaring issues and a small taste did not tell me much about this wine. The taste was please my though. #lafite #bordeaux

Cellaring issues and a small taste did not tell me much about this wine. The taste was please my though. #lafite #bordeaux

Jan 26th, 2016
Claypool Cellars Chaney Claypool

So this happened

Oct 24th, 2015
Guillem Kerambrun

Awesome !!!

Awesome !!!

Jan 15th, 2015
Nico J. Snyman

375ml.

375ml.

Dec 8th, 2014