1998 Château Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac (1.5L)
Château Lafite Rothschild Description
This vintage reflects the strength of our soil, with its deep color and woody, fruity, and spicy palate. The "98' may be preserved for a very long time, and is rich and full with a silky and long finish.
Wine Spectator: 95 Points
"Amazing aromas of crushed blackberries, toasted oak and currant, spices. Really a great nose. Full-bodied, with round and velvety tannins and a long, long finish. It lasts for minutes on the palate. Superb. Best wine of the Médoc, without a doubt.¿'88/'98 Bordeaux retrospective (2008). Best after 2011. 21,665 cases made." –JS
Wine Advocate: 98 Points
"A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, this wine represents only 34% of Lafite's total harvest. In a less than perfect Medoc vintage, it has been spectacular since birth, putting on more weight and flesh over the last year. This opaque purple-colored 1998 is close to perfection. The spectacular nose of lead pencil, smoky, mineral, and black currant fruit soars majestically from the glass. The wine is elegant yet profoundly rich, revealing the essence of Lafite's character. The tannin is sweet, and the wine is spectacularly layered yet never heavy. The finish is sweet, super-rich, yet impeccably balanced and long (50+ seconds). Anticipated maturity: 2007-2035."
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