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> 1990 Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

1990 Lafite Rothschild : Very youthful purple aspect. Floral (jasmine), vanilla and sugarish scents, not quite open yet. On the palate, the wine appears to be very fruity, balanced and elegant. A beautiful 1990 Lafite, but somewhat "low profile", especially after the 1990 Mission Haut-Brion. Drink 2010 - 2015 94/100

> 1994 Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

1994 Lafite Rothschild : is completely different from the 1994 Mouton. Expressive bouquet with scents of spices, pepper, leather. 94 Lafite is quite difficult to judge on the palate. The tannins are a bit harsh and deeply structured. Surprisingly this wine shows limited flavours, which are usually Lafite's trademark. Most of the participants had the feeling that this wine was still too young to drink at this stage. I'll wait a couple of years before uncorking the next bottle. Possible maturity: 2015 or more. At the present time 1994 Lafite is not very pleasant. Today's rating is close to 86 but this wine has presumably a potential for a better score (90/100?) in 5 or 10 years. 

> 1999 Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

1999 Lafite Rothschild : Only 40% of the total production were selected for the First wine of 1999 Lafite Rothschild. Noble looking, spicy, vanilla oak aromas with toasty nuances. Austere but delicate nuances of violets and blueberries. Athletic Lafite with a lot of potential. Wait 2010 - 2015. 92/100 

> 2001 Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

2001 Lafite Rothschild : Tasty flavours of raspberry, blackcurrant and roasted meat. The texture of 2001 Lafite is absolutely remarkable; a perfect grip, gaining gradually up in power. 2001 Lafite Rothschild has an excellent medium to fully body and nicely balanced extraction of dark fruit. Very pure and concentrated Lafite. A benchmark for the Pauillac area in 2001. 93/100

> 2002 Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

2002 Lafite Rothschild : Astonishing and delicate minty flavours, chocolate and orange peel. 2002 Lafite has delicate tannins. The body is marvellously engraved with a mineral touch underlining the density of the body. Perfect mid palate with a long and streamlined structure. Another brilliant Lafite! 93/100

> 2003 Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

2003 Lafite Rothschild : Very deep crimson hue. Super intense and complex aromas of blackcurrant, floral, soft spices and sandalwood coming out of the glass. 2003 Lafite has a fantastic texture with a silky multi-layered structure. 2003 Lafite is a masterpiece on the move! Smooth with an incredible complexity. Remarkably 03 Lafite manages to hold the freshness of the fruit in a way no other 2003 wine can only approach. Voluptuous and dazzling finish, round and in perfect balance. In a couple of words; 2003 Lafite is simply one of the best wines I have recently tasted. 100/100!

> 2004 Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

06/2007 - Great breeding on the nose with elegant oak and an attractive aroma of red fruit purée.
Well-focused fruitiness on the palate. This is powerful wine, but one with many delicate aspects thanks to rich, yet elegant tannin that enhances the wine's intrinsic fruitiness. Excellent, well-balanced aftertaste that finishes a touch mineral. Perhaps less complex than Latour and Mouton, but this Lafite is superb!

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