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1990 Lafite Rothschild

Colour: Red
Vintage: 1990
Appellation: Pauillac
96 (RP)
Lafite Rothschild is, without a doubt, one of the most powerful brands in the wine world. Heralded as the king among kings, this First Growth enjoys a global reputation for quality and prestige and was even purchased by Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States. With its vinegrowing history going back centuries, the property passed from the Segur family into the Rothschild family before coming into the hands of Baron James d’Rothschild in 1868. The wine itself is hugely impressive in every respect. It is one of the longest lived still wines, hugely complex when mature and massively sought after; arguably their special ‘8’ labelled bottling of the 2008 vintage was one of the key moments in the explosion of the fine wine scene in Asia and the property continues to enjoy this legacy today. However exceptional work by the current management has focused on making sure Lafite remains a wine for all collectors and lovers of great wine. Having taken over winemaking duties from Charles Chevalier, Saskia de Rothschild, alongside General Manager Jean-Guillaume Prats, make a formidable team and Lafite has a very confident future still ahead of it.

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1990 Lafite Rothschild

96 (RP)
From £7,850 Loose bottle(s) and 12 pack case(s) available

1990 Lafite Rothschild

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
96 (RP)
BTL
2
0
0
8
£8,040
12
LiveTrade
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STATUS
ETA
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Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
8-12wk
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£9,680.14
1 Case(s) Available
 
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Bottle (75cl)
CONDITION
Repack
STATUS
Duty Paid
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In Stock
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£785.00
2 Bottle(s) Available
Bottle (75cl)
CONDITION
Repack
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
In Stock
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£787.68
6 Bottle(s) Available
BIX Broking
BIX indicates the wine is being sourced from a private collection stored with Bordeaux Index. You can buy with confidence and the purchase process is the same as for our own stock.
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
Duty Paid
ETA
In Stock
You buy
£9,420.05
1 Case(s) Available

1990 Lafite Rothschild

96 (RP)
From £7,850 Loose bottle(s) and 12 pack case(s) available

1990 Lafite Rothschild

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
96 (RP)
BTL
2
0
0
8
£8,040
12
LiveTrade
On LiveTrade wines, as well as a selling price, we continuously quote a firm price at which we will buy the wine. These buying prices are displayed when you select the "In Bond" tab. Provided your wine is in excellent condition and stored professionally under bond, you can sell to us instantly. For even more trading options try the LiveTrade Dashboard.
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
YOU SELL
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
8-12wk
You sell
£7,575.00
Maximum 4 case(s)
You buy
£8,040.00
1 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
You sell
£3,788.00
Maximum 8 case(s)
 
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
YOU BUY
Bottle (75cl)
CONDITION
Repack
STATUS
Duty Paid
ETA
In Stock
You buy
£654.17
2 Bottle(s) Available
Bottle (75cl)
CONDITION
Repack
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
In Stock
You buy
£654.17
6 Bottle(s) Available
BIX Broking
BIX indicates the wine is being sourced from a private collection stored with Bordeaux Index. You can buy with confidence and the purchase process is the same as for our own stock.
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
Duty Paid
ETA
In Stock
You buy
£7,850.00
1 Case(s) Available

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Tasting Notes and Scores

96

Wine Advocate

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.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #183, Jun 2009)

980

Wine Lister

Quality 982 | Brand 999 | Economics 942 | buzz brand, investment staple
Quality: The highest Quality score in its peer group for the 1990 vintage, at 982 compared to a peer group average of 789 Brand: #2 Most sought after wine globally, with 87,284 searches on Wine-Searcher per month Economics: #3 most active wine at auction, its top 5 vintages having seen 4,733 75cl equivalent bottles traded in the past year Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 151,058 bottles

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017

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