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1998 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml
1998 Lafite-Rothschild
France - Bordeaux - Pauillac / First Growth
Red / Bordeaux Blend
1998 Lafite-Rothschild
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94(+?)

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 96

Saturated bright ruby. Noble aromas of blackcurrant, cedar, lead pencil, licorice and nutty oak. Very intensely flavored and penetrating, with great class and grip. Impressively concentrated and juicy, but still rather imploded in the middle palate. This showed terrific subtle sweetness as it opened in the glass. Offers quintessential Lafite elegance as well as the strong backbone to support long aging. The finish features firm but ripe tannins and uncanny persistence of flavor. A candidate for the Medoc wine of the vintage.

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WA
98

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 134

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).

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WS
93

Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

Beautifully proportioned. Aromas of blackberry and spice, with a hint of toasted oak. Full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long finish. Very well done. Best of the Médoc first-growths. 21,665 cases made.

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Community Reviews

94

Thierry27 Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 06/03/2012 Drink Dates: 2015-2025

Amazing how it is still "young"... Big wine, tannins integrated but fruit still red. I read it yook 20 years for a Lafite to really express itself, this 98 confirms...

92

Brian-Mark Cellar Trust Rating: 91 Tasted On: 03/06/2012 Drink Dates: 2008-2020

Spice and berry on the nose Initially very smooth, but with some acid on the tongue, then tannins on the finish Not much fruit in the mouth...very typically French Bordeaux style wine Acid and tannins recede as wine opens up

Tallydoc Trust Rating: 92 Tasted On: 08/11/2010 Drink Dates: 2008-2035

96

taipanli Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 07/29/2009

98

dave1161 Trust Rating: 14 Tasted On: 12/24/2008

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