Wine Spectator ~ 94 Points
"Almost as excellent as the 2003. There's intense botrytis spice on the nose, with lemon peel and dried pineapple. Full-bodied, superspicy and intense. Extremely racy. A beautiful wine."
Decanter ~ 19 Points
"A wine marked by its purity, freshness and honeyed, unctuous flavour as well as searing freshness and length. It has the breed of a great wine."
"Intense aromas of violets, berries and spices follow through to a full-bodied palate, with layers of supersilky tannins and a long, long finish. Very classic in style. All in elegance and length. I like it better than the 2000." Wine Spectator - Rating (95)
Wine Spectator ~ 96 Points
"Wow. Wonderfully fresh, with currant, blackberry and flowers on the nose. I just want to keep on smelling it. Full-bodied, with ultravelvety tannins and loads of berry and chocolate character. Dense and firm. Big wine, muscular."
Jean-Marc Quarin ~ 97 Points
Fantastic and large on entry, this wine starts to melt while evolving very complex, juicy, silky, caressing and aromatic at the same time. (..) It is marvelous and above all totally impossible not to swallow this wine with pleasure. I strongly recommend tasting it today.
Wine Spectator's #20 Wine of 2005! ~ 95 Points $1403.00
Wine Spectator ~ 95 Points
"What a nose, with fresh pineapple, mineral, toasty oak, apricot and other fresh fruits. Full and very structured, with a tight yet thick mouthfeel. Long and flavorful. Really hiding it now, but it's all there."
Jean-Marc Quarin ~ 99 Points
"(..) the wine melts on fruity and floral flavors towards a powerful finish where the fruity, floral and finely liquorice tannin can be literally sucked on the palate.This wine delivers great impressions of freshness and concentration while overall appearing so enigmatically ethereal! Very racy. A quintessential wine!"
"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" Robert Parker