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1989 LAFITE ROTHSCHILD

Pauillac 1 er Grand Cru Classe

Reference: 5990
Year: 1989
Volume: 0.750l
Bottling: Mc
Level: Neck
Label: GL
Color: Red
Parker Rating: 90 Parker Points
€ 625.00
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€ 756.25
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Parker Rating: 90 Parker Points, by on 02/1997

As I suspected, the 1989 and 1990 vintages of Lafite-Rothschild have gone dormant. Both wines were among the more closed, backward examples in my blind tasting. The 1989 Lafite is also outstanding, but closed, with the tannin more elevated, and the wine so stubbornly reticent as to make evaluation almost impossible. Lafite's 1989 was far more easy to taste and understand several years ago. It appears to have gone completely to sleep. This medium ruby-colored, medium-bodied wine reveals new oak in the nose, and a spicy finish. It is a quintessentially elegant, restrained, understated style of Lafite. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2025.

(© Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate)


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  • VsdlVery slightly damaged labels
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  • SbsSlightly bin soiled

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Robert M. Parker Jr. is a leading U.S. wine critic with an international influence. His wine ratings on a 100-point scale: Parker Points ©.

  • 96-100An extraordinary wine of profound and complex character displaying all the attributes expected of a classic wine of its variety. Wines of this caliber are worth a special effort to find, purchase, and consume
  • 90-95An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. In short, these are terrific wines.
  • 80-89A barely above average to very good wine displaying various degrees of finesse and flavor as well as character with no noticeable flaws.
  • 70-79An average wine with little distinction except that it is a soundly made. In essence, a straightforward, innocuous wine.
  • 60-69A below average wine containing noticeable deficiencies, such as excessive acidity and/or tannin, an absence of flavor, or possibly dirty aromas or flavors.
  • 50-59A wine deemed to be unacceptable.

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  • OcOriginal Case
  • OwcOriginal Wooden Case

The number after Oc or OWC refers to the number of bottles.