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1998 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red - First Growth

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Red Bordeaux Blend - First Growth
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Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is one of the Bordeaux First Growths in Pauillac, and possesses a long history of exceptional quality. In the 17th century, the vineyards were owned by Alexandre de Segur, also proprietor of Chateau Latour. After the French revolution, the chateau was purchased by several Dutch merchants before the current owners, the... More »

Score
94
JR 16.5
IWC 94(+?)
WA 98
WS 93
Drink Dates
Comm: 2008-2022 WA: 2007-2035 WS: 2008+
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IWC 94(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
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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JR 16.5
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2008-2018

Savoury and bone dry and quite delicate, with very soft tannins already on the palate. Refined but in minor key.

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WA 98
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 134
Drink Dates 2007-2035

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
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2008+

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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Author Thierry27
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.438%
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...

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Author Brian-Mark Cellar
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.909%
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

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Author Tallydoc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.373%
Tasted On 08/11/2010
Drink Dates 2008-2035
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Author taipanli
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.797%
Tasted On 07/29/2009
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Author dave1161
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 13.725%
Tasted On 12/24/2008
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Author Spike
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 78.333%
Tasted On 08/12/2008
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Author metlaw
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 77.477%
Tasted On 12/01/1980
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