FranceBordeauxPauillacCh. Lafite-RothschildLafite Rothschild
Tasted 7 Times Since Bottling With Consistent Notes Oct 1994, www.robertparker.comRobert Parker Score: 94/100
Beautiful and subtle on the nose, with mineral, berry, licorice and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a pretty balance of fruit and mint. Long and caressing. Real claret here. Everyone talks about 1989, but this is very close in quality.¿'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2009
Tasted 7 Times Since Bottling With Consistent Notes Oct 1994, www.robertparker.com
Quite deep purple. Inky. Very Cabernet nose. Smooth and more than a hint of Lafite's trademark dancing elegance. Gentle start and quite a dry finish, but very, very respectable and true to the vintage. Quite long. Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com
Youthful colour. Nose of griottes and minerals: dusty fruits. Very typical 1988. Quite backward on the palate which is ungenerous and quite broody. Austere: a classic claret. Less showy than Mouton. Quite dry on finish. Very fine but drink within 5 years. Tasted January 2003. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com
Ch. Lafite Rothschild is one of the most famous wine estates in Bordeaux and the world. One of the Left Bank’s five First Growths, the Pauillac property is renowned for producing wines of finesse and elegance that age beautifully.