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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    From the East, 9/16/2010 94 points

    (Lafite) The 1986 Lafite Rothschild was much finer than the 1996. There was nice spice and lots of cedar in its nose. It was long, fine and with great acidity, but it seemed minor after the major 1996.
  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO, 5/29/2009 96 points

    (Lafite Rothschild)


  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2006, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac) A desperately youthful appearance, dense and almost purple still, so no clues to the age of this wine there. The nose remains remarkably primary, showing just some sweet blackcurrant pastille fruit, with some very dense, cedary pencil. The palate shows a lot of structure and future potential rather than anything else; firm tannins from the midpalate through to the finish, supporting a raft of sweet fruit, but not showing great complexity at present. Elegantly textured rather than a blockbuster. This clearly needs more time in the cellar, and should be great for the future.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    An Evening of Lafite-Rothschild, 8/15/2005 93+ points

    (Lafite-Rothschild) had a pine sol/exotic flower tension in its nose with some other classic components on the palate but was overall disappointing. It was Lester's least favorite of the flight, and I agreed. There were nice grape flavors and good tannins but more polished than I remember. It did kick into overdrive on its finish with time in the glass, but I need to revisit this wine again some time soon

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    7/20/2004, (See more on Rockss and Fruit...)

    (Chateau Lafite Rothschild) Now this was a sick wine. The nose was amazing. Layer after layer of the Pauillac funk. Lead pencil, Dunhills, cassis, black cherry, mushroom, etc. Just amazing. Jumping out of the glass with its obvious greatness. The palate lived up to the nose. Maybe it was even better. Just the most amazing level of fruit persistence in a Bordeaux I have ever had. Concentration, purity, and balance were perfect. This was one of those wines that was a privilege to drink. Perfection in my book. The fruit just stayed with you for minutes after the wine was swallowed.

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