Lafite Rothschild 1989

Current Market Price: £7,600.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, 1989

Tasting Notes Lafite Rothschild 1989

96

Tasted from magnum at Bordeaux Index, this is another confirmation that the 1989 is the Lafite to go for if choosing between 1988, 1989 and 1990. Here it has a typical Lafite nose with cedar, graphite and not so much menthol this time, but traces of wild mint. It blossoms with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and a sense of solidity that I find missing in the 1988 or 1990. It has a sense of femininity and grace: an undercurrent of sous-bois, bay leaf and a touch of sandalwood. Harmonious with good length, I feel that the 1989 is at its peak right at this very moment. Tasted December 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Mar 2013
90

As I suspected, the 1989 and 1990 vintages of Lafite-Rothschild have gone dormant. Both wines were among the more closed, backward examples in my blind tasting. The 1989 Lafite is also outstanding, but closed, with the tannin more elevated, and the wine so stubbornly reticent as to make evaluation almost impossible. Lafite's 1989 was far more easy to taste and understand several years ago. It appears to have gone completely to sleep. This medium ruby-colored, medium-bodied wine reveals new oak in the nose, and a spicy finish. It is a quintessentially elegant, restrained, understated style of Lafite. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2025.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #109 February 1997

Lafite Rothschild Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Lafite Rothschild 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,690.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,100.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £3,050.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £5,323.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,800.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,850.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,450.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,970.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,950.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,946.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,450.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £3,807.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,300.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2008 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,455.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2007 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,600.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,400.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,595.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2004 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,300.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2003 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £9,100.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,497.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2001 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,655.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £13,400.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,180.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,400.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1997 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £8,650.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £9,550.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £866.25 1x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1995 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,200.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1990 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £8,100.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1989 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,600.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £11,465.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £37,500.00 12x75cl