1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Premier Cru Classe Pauillac [Future Arrival]

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Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 1996
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Producer Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Color Red
Country France

Additional Information

Weight 3.5 lbs

Pro Reviews

Wine Advocate (WA)

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The 1996 Lafite-Rothschild was remarkably deep in color considering that it is now 20 years in age. The bouquet is classic Pauillac with pencil shavings and sous-bois infusing the black fruit, masculine and a little aloof, yet focused and very well delineated. The palate is very well balanced with crisp blackberry and boysenberry fruit, spicier than I recollect, a crescendo of flavors so that it seems understated at first but fans out with a sense of confidence towards the finish. I think this still has more to give so cellar it away for another 5-8 years if you can, but otherwise this is an exemplary Lafite-Rothschild that I can envisage getting better and better in bottle, if not quite as enthralling as either Mouton-Rothschild or Château Margaux. Tasted July 2016. – Neal Martin – 28-10-2016

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