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Carruades de Lafite Rothschild Second vin  1990 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Carruades de Lafite Rothschild Second vin 1990

A worthy second wine from Lafite Rothschild Premier Cru, which is produced with the same care as the grand vin, but from younger vines.

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Lot Description: Carruades de Lafite Rothschild Second vin 1990

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 marked label, 1 faded label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Wine cabinet
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • Alcohol percentage : 12.50 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pauillac
  • Classification: Second vin
  • Producer/Owner: Domaines Barons de Rothschild
  • Vintage: 1990
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 2% Petit verdot, 3% Cabernet franc
  • Peak: To drink
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Size (in ha): 100
  • Volume: 230000 bottles
  • Intensity : Full-bodied
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Château Lafite Rothschild’s second wine has a well-earned excellent reputation. Aged in barrels which have held the previous year’s Château Lafite, the wine is incredibly concentrated. The aromatic complexity is superb. It is very tannic as a young wine, but is impressively substantial, which means that it can be cellared for quite some time. It ranks above Médoc crus classés in many respects.

    The history of the Lafite vineyard goes back a long way. In the late 17th century, Jacques de Ségur laid out vines on a vineyard which already contained some areas of vines and his wine was already of a good standard. His son, Alexandre, extended the Chateau Lafite Rothschild domaine when he married the Latour heiress in 1695. Their son, Nicolas-Alexandre, built up the prestige and reputation of Lafite in the 18th century and it was popular at Versailles, as well as in Britain. When he died, Lafite passed through a number of hands and was sold at auction during the French Revolution, but the high quality was preserved, due to the skills of the vineyard managers, Joseph Goudal and his family. Château Lafite was classified Premier cru in 1855. In 1868, Baron James de Rothschild bought the domaine at auction and it has remained in his family ever since. Quality is dictated by an exceptional terroir (a thick layer of gravel on marl, with a limestone subsoil) and also notably by the average age of the vines (over 40 years old), a low yield per hectare and very rigorous selection. In the years 1960-1970 the wines were of poorer quality as the management of the domaine and vinification process was less stringent.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

84/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
87/100Wine Spectator
17,5/20Jancis Robinson
90(+?)/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
87/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak To drink