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1990 Domaines Barons de Rothschild Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, France

Wine Notes

First Growth. Premier Grand Cru Classe in 1855.

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $1,010   From: $724   To: $1,599

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Over all vintages, this was the 3rd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 5th

Score: 94. When to drink: 2000 to 2044
The Wine-Searcher score of 94/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
97/100    
96/100   2014 to 2044
95/100    
94/100 (80 notes from 62 users )    
94/100   2003 to 2030
19/20    
18.5/20   2000 to 2020
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Price History for 1990 Domaines Barons de Rothschild Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, France
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Auction Price History for 1990 Domaines Barons de Rothschild Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, France

Grape Variety: Bordeaux Blend Red

A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape-variety combination itself (© Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.com). Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Pauillac wine region

    Pauillac, a village located between Saint-Estephe and Saint-Julien on Bordeaux's Medoc peninsula, is home to some of the world's most famous and expensive wines (most obviously those of the first growths Chateaux Latour, Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild). The village has its own appellation specifically for red wines made predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon – a variety well suited to the free-draining gravel soils found all around Pauillac.
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  • Haut-Medoc wine region

    Haut-Medoc is the large southern section of the greater Medoc district of Bordeaux in south-western France and also the name of the appellation that covers the vineyards here. It accounts for two-thirds of the Medoc peninsula and produces more fine wine per acre than almost anywhere else in the world.

    The Haut-Medoc is home to the 'famous four' Bordeaux appellatio ... more

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