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

Wine Notes

First Growth. Premier Grand Cru Classe in 1855.

Tasting note: A medium bodied, silky, elegant Lafite that caresses the tongue from entry to the finish. The ultimate in refinement and elegance. No signs of heat from the vintage and no heaviness or high alcohol. At its peak but will keep easily for another few decades. Drink 2013-2035 Tasted in: Bordeaux, France. Maturity: Drink. (02-May-2013) [Asian Palate Jeannie Cho Lee]

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Score: 95   When to drink: 2000 to 2044
The Wine-Searcher score of 95/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
96/100   2014 to 2044
94/100   2003 to 2030
18.5/20   2000 to 2020
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Grape Variety

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, 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.


  • 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.

  • The Medoc district of Bordeaux, amid its coastal lagoons, sand dunes and pine forests, is home to four of the world's most prestigious wine villages: Pauillac, Margaux, Saint-Estephe and ...more

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