Lot #8 – 1990 Château Lafite Rothschild Premier Grand Cru Classé – Bordeaux – 750 ml

Starting bid: C$2,200.00

Lot #8 is comprised of 3 bottle(s) of 1990 Château Lafite Rothschild Premier Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux – 750 ml. Estimate for this lot is between $4600 – $5300 with a starting bid of $2200.

Robert Parker Score: 96

Item condition: New

Auction starts in:

Auction starts: April 19, 2021 9:00 am

Auction ends: April 23, 2021 6:00 pm

Tasting Notes

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. - Robert M Parker Jr

Auction History

April 19, 2021 9:00 amAuction starting