CHÂTEAU LAFITE

1995 1er Cru Classé Pauillac

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Grapes Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc
Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Haut Médoc
Village Pauillac
Classification 1er Cru Classé
ABV 13%

The 1996 Lafite-Rothschild is consistent with the bottle shown at the Hong Kong vertical. It has an intense bouquet with blackberry, cedar and a pencil box of graphite. The adjective I use whilst writing this note is that the aromas are "cool". Perhaps given its provenance, this is one of the most backward bottles of 1996 that I have tasted. There are those fine but rigid tannins that lend this Lafite such beguiling symmetry, copious cedar and graphite with vein of brine and oyster shell. I love the precision of this wine and the sappiness on the finish. At the moment, maybe more impressive than enjoyable, so if you can, cellar it for another 5 to 8 years. Tasted at the Lafite-Rothschild 150th anniversary dinner at the estate. Drinking range: 2025 - 2055 Rating: 97+ Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Jul 2018)

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The wine was showing spectacularly well when I tasted it in November 1997. It exhibits a dark ruby/purple colour and a sweet, powdered mineral, smoky, weedy, cassis-scented nose. Beautiful sweetness of fruit is present in this medium-bodied, tightly knit but gloriously pure, well-delineated Lafite. 2008-2028. Drinking range: 2008 - 2028 Rating: 95 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com (Feb 1998)

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