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1990 Chateau Lafite Rothschild (96 Points RP) Pauillac. No Reserve

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11 8 £365.00 1283 days ago
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closed 13/12/2015, 01:10 PM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1990 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend

"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 earlier 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.The explosive aromas are followed by a fleshy,full-bodied wine that should hit its peak in 5-8 years,and last for 25-30 more.
(96 Points).

Robert Parker. (The Wine Advocate. #183. June 2009).

"Consistently good notes,very deep,rich,velvety,still youthful,perfect weight,good flavour,balance,length,and excellent finish.A classic.***(**) 2010-2030".

Michael Broadbent.

"Light ruby.Rather a fight going on on the nose between Lafite's trademark elegance and the rich trollopey nature of the vintage.Quite unctuous on the palate - especially for a Lafite.This splits the difference nicely between super-ripeness - very flirtatious.Racy and completely covers the palate.More obvious acidity than the Latour 1990.Not quite as complete.Cabernet Sauvignon 57%,Merlot 30%,Cabernet Franc 13%. Drink 2004-2018. Date tasted,16th October 2007".
(19/20 Points).

Jancis Robinson MW. ( October 2007).

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Other details

This bottle was bought as Futures (En Primeur) in the USA.It was then stored in perfect conditions in an underground cellar,until approx October 2010,when it was transferred to a purpose-built,temperature-controlled cellar in the UK,where it has since laid undisturbed.Apart from a small amount of red paint missing on the top of the capsule,it is in near-impeccable condition,with the wine fill exceptionally high into neck and the labels and capsules in a very good state.

It has a USA strip label on its base.

Shipping details

Payment methods: PayPal, cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: no returns
The wine can be collected: From postcode me13, kent, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Shipping paid by: buyer
Cost of delivery: £12.00.For extra safety,all bottles will be dispatched in polysafe tubes. If buyers wish to use Paypal,they will be invoiced with their charges(About 4%.Overseas 5%).Foreign buyers are welcome,but they should take responsibility for having suitable means of shipping.
Delivers to UK and Singapore
Other countries delivered to: Western Europe.For European buyers,please ask for shipping price quotation,which will be considerably higher than the UK price above.
Insurance options: Up to £500.

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