Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Ratings on Delectable

Steven Gullo Delectable Pro

Still showing some youth. After 31 years, the tannins have mostly mellowed out, but still holds on to ripe red fruit and wild sage flavors.

Still showing some youth. After 31 years, the tannins have mostly mellowed out, but still holds on to ripe red fruit and wild sage flavors.

9.2

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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)

9.0

Scott Wren Delectable Pro

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

9.2

Peter Sultan Delectable Pro

Hard to drink w/o preconceptions. Contemplative, old shrooms, earth, still felt coiled. Did a 1 hr decant but my guess we could have pushed it. ,

Hard to drink w/o preconceptions. Contemplative, old shrooms, earth, still felt coiled. Did a 1 hr decant but my guess we could have pushed it. ,

9.6

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

Drinking superbly now. Authentically classy.

Drinking superbly now. Authentically classy.

9.5

Branden Bidwell Delectable Pro

Loving the '90

Loving the '90

10

Nico J. Snyman Delectable Pro

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.

9.7

Charles Antin Delectable Pro

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

Elegant lengthy aromatic really showing well.

Elegant lengthy aromatic really showing well.

9.4

Charles (Chad) Bucklin Delectable Pro

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

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

8.3

Claypool Cellars Chaney Claypool Delectable Pro

So this happened

So this happened

9.7

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  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

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    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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