Château Lafite Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac
Château Lafite Rothschild

Château Lafite Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac


Destination

vintage


portfolio

Portfolio
These wines are in stock and are available for delivery at your convenience.


1996

1x75cl

DP

£999.20


2005

12x75cl

DP

£8,798.46


2009

75cl

DP

£773.21


2010

12x75cl

DP

£9,818.46


Broking

Broking
These are wines from our broking list and have an average delivery window of 15 working days.


1990

12x75cl

DP

£10,320.00


1995

12x75cl

DP

£9,218.46


1996

3x3L

DP

£10,838.46


1999

12x75cl

DP

£7,598.46


2002

24x37.5cl

DP

£6,758.46


2003

12x75cl

DP

£8,762.46


2003

12x75cl

DP

£9,698.46


2004

12x75cl

DP

£6,878.46


2005

12x75cl

DP

£8,678.46


2008

12x75cl

DP

£8,078.46


2009

12x75cl

DP

£8,198.46


2010

6x75cl

DP

£4,339.22


2010

12x75cl

DP

£8,438.46


2012

6x75cl

DP

£3,529.22


2014

6x75cl

DP

£3,427.22


2015

6x75cl

DP

£3,571.22


2015

3x1.5L

DP

£3,589.22



Château Lafite Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac, 1990

1990

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Château Lafite Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac, 1990
ABV:
12.5%
90/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

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.
Date Reviewed:
12/2019

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Château Lafite Rothschild

Château Lafite Rothschild

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Première Cru Classé, is revered throughout the wine-drinking world: a modern-day phenomenon, a super-brand, probably the most recognisable brand from Bordeaux. And lest we forget, maker of some of the most distinguished, impressive, classic wines, anywhere on the planet.

Lafite was well-loved in the British market throughout the 17th century and a favourite amongst many notable dignitaries including Robert Walpole. Through this time the estate belonged to the Ségur family, who also owned Calon Ségur, Phelan Ségur and for a short time Mouton. With such a wine-making dynasty at the helm it is no surprise that the reputation of the estate grew.

By the time of the revolution, the estate was in the hands of a Ségur descendant, Nicolas Pierre de Pichard; however, the guillotine cut short his reign and ended the family's involvement. A string of owners followed, and at the time of the 1855 Classification, Lafite was owned by a Dutch family and under the management an English bank. The Vanlerberghe descendants elected to sell their holding in 1866 to a rather more famous banking empire, the Rothschilds, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Baron Éric de Rothschild stepped down in 2021 after almost 40 years at Lafite. He was succeeded by his daughter, Saskia, who is ably assisted by technical director, Eric Kohler and Jean-Sébastien Philippe. Their wines are outstanding, and rightly lauded for their precision, complexity, and effortless grace. Modern day examples blend classical Pauillac flavours with cutting-edge winemaking technology – the results are sensational.

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