Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

$895

...Superb definition though The palate is very harmonious, with well knit tannins. Wild strawberry (from the 33% merlot) tobacco and cedar. Unmistakably Pauillac. Overall, showing more sophistication and focus than Mouton...Slightly more opaque than the Lafite 1990. This is much mellower on the nose, minerally, graphite, cedar and some black pepper. The palate has less richness and alcohol than the 1990, superb balance and more clarity and balance. Very minerally, cedary and burnt toast. This shows lovely restraint. A lovely Lafite, one that begs to accompany some Pauillac lamb. Neal Martin (eRobertParker.com)

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Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

Annual guys WTF Christmas party with spouses. Lots of great wine. I’ll post my highlights with pics I got. A beautiful and elegant wine that didn’t need much time to unravel. I had a glass of this fairly close to pop and pour, and then I took my second glass and put it off to the side until the evening was drawing to a close, and both were very similar. This is perfectly integrated and impeccably balanced. This is classic, high quality Bordeaux at maturity. Expressive notes of violets, herbs de Provence, leather, cassis, and dusty/earthy blackberries. On the palate, the weight is just fantastic! Pure and clean. Plums, black cherries wrapped in tobacco leaves, and cedar. Not going anywhere for a while, but the primary and secondary notes are at 50/50 right now so if you enjoy that type of balanced profile, open! A treat to enjoy.

Annual guys WTF Christmas party with spouses. Lots of great wine. I’ll post my highlights with pics I got. A beautiful and elegant wine that didn’t need much time to unravel. I had a glass of this fairly close to pop and pour, and then I took my second glass and put it off to the side until the evening was drawing to a close, and both were very similar. This is perfectly integrated and impeccably balanced. This is classic, high quality Bordeaux at maturity. Expressive notes of violets, herbs de Provence, leather, cassis, and dusty/earthy blackberries. On the palate, the weight is just fantastic! Pure and clean. Plums, black cherries wrapped in tobacco leaves, and cedar. Not going anywhere for a while, but the primary and secondary notes are at 50/50 right now so if you enjoy that type of balanced profile, open! A treat to enjoy.

9.6

Alex Lallos Delectable Pro

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

One of the top wines from the evening. Refined with a pauillac first growth feel. Still very powerful and in a really great place. Just stunning

One of the top wines from the evening. Refined with a pauillac first growth feel. Still very powerful and in a really great place. Just stunning

9.5

Gregory Cantu Delectable Pro

Ellen! Thanks for sharing!

Ellen! Thanks for sharing!

9.7

Mark Oldman Delectable Pro

‪what is the world's best #wine for #airport tarmac? (don't forget a roadie cup) - #Lafite #Pauillac #Bordeaux #Huge #DrinkLikeABillionaire ‬- medium bodied, minerals, cigarbox, plums incredibly silky

‪what is the world's best #wine for #airport tarmac? (don't forget a roadie cup) - #Lafite #Pauillac #Bordeaux #Huge #DrinkLikeABillionaire ‬- medium bodied, minerals, cigarbox, plums incredibly silky

9.4

Genevieve Porter

Wow.

Wow.

10

Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe Delectable Pro

Classic Pauillac, but with power than I remember from past bottles. Great texture.

Classic Pauillac, but with power than I remember from past bottles. Great texture.

9.6

Nico J. Snyman Delectable Pro

Drinking really well, I really like '89/'90's right now, just the right amount of fruit vs development.

Drinking really well, I really like '89/'90's right now, just the right amount of fruit vs development.

9.5

Pedro Rusk Delectable Pro

Wine Educator Kendall Jackson

Seamless and put together.

Seamless and put together.

9.7

Ed Thralls Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Thralls, Director Flowers Winery,

Good time to drink. On the downswing

Good time to drink. On the downswing

9.0

Rachel Voorhees Delectable Pro

Christmas wine with Beef Wellington!

Christmas wine with Beef Wellington!

9.3

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