Fine & Rare Wine Live Auction

February 25, 2017

LOT 110
CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1990 (1)
CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1990 (1) 95+ WA
  • CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1990 (1)
CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1990 (1) 95+ WA

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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1990 (1)
Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé
soiled label

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1990 (1)
Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

This is one of the more perplexing Latours to evaluate. It has plenty of sweetness as well as a gorgeous, rich fruitiness, but it lacks the firmness one finds in more recent great vintages such as 1996, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2008. There is plenty of sweet, ripe currant fruitiness, abundant glycerin, and full body, but I’m still waiting for that extra nuance of complexity to emerge. It’s all there, but the wine still seems to be more monolithic than one would expect in a wine approaching 19 years of age. It is not the sure-fire winner I thought it was in its youth, but then again, I don’t have any reason to doubt that more complexity will emerge. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. Tasted: June 2009 95+ WA


2 bts. per lot $2,200 - $2,400

Realised: $2,500
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Mixed Lots
Vintage: 1990