Lafite Rothschild 1990

Current Market Price: £7,730.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, 1990

Tasting Notes Lafite Rothschild 1990

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Interestingly, a bottle of 1990 Lafite Rothschild I pulled from my cellar for a video blog on my web site was still buttoned down, tight, and even with extended decanting was not showing as much as I would have hoped. However, a bottle tasted, of all places, in Seoul, Korea in February, was only a few points short of perfection. That amazing performance motivated me to pull another bottle out of my cellar and follow it over the course of two days. Sure enough, by the second day the wine was roaring from the glass. The 1990 Lafite has turned out far better than my early assessment. While it still possesses some firmness, and performs like a late adolescent in terms of its evolution, it boasts gorgeous aromas of cedar, tobacco leaf, cassis, and lead pencil shavings. The explosive aromas are followed by a fleshy, full-bodied wine that should hit its peak in 5-8 years, and last for 25-30 more. Release price:($1400.00/case)

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #183 June 2009
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Tasted at the IMW Lafite seminar in London. The 1990 Lafite has a very typical Left Bank '90 nose with luscious brambly red fruit, kirsch, singed leather and truffle. For me, especially compared to the 1989, the aromatics are comparatively diffuse and certainly more decayed. The palate is medium-bodied with a soft, quite fleshy entry with strong savoury, meaty flavours. The '90 certainly has good weight, but there is something feral and animally here whilst there is a 'furry' texture on the 'mealy' finish. This is a highly enjoyable Lafite although one that I would not cellar long-term. Tasted February 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2012

Lafite Rothschild Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Lafite Rothschild 2018 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,740.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,493.50 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,000.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £3,100.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £5,300.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,900.00 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 £4,950.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,500.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £5,000.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,625.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £5,000.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,770.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £3,800.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,300.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2008 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,560.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2007 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,479.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,400.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,250.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2004 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,400.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2003 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £9,300.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,552.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2001 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,600.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £13,568.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,002.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,350.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1997 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,780.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £9,300.00 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 £7,730.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1989 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,300.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £11,650.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £37,500.00 12x75cl