11-02-2010 11-02-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2523B Boston
November 2, 2010 4:00PMCalender
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1990

$10,328$8,500
Auction: Fine Wines - 2523B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 02, 2010 4:00PM

Description:

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1990
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
"Interestingly, a bottle of 1990 Lafite Rothschild I pulled from my cellar for a video blog on my web site was still buttoned down, tight, and even with extended decanting was not showing as much as I would have hoped. However, 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 early 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." R. Parker, 96 pts. 06/09
11 bottles (owc)
Estimate $6,750-9,500

Keywords

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Korea, Seoul