1998 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • WS 95
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 1998 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2001
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... 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). Anticipated maturity: 2007-2035.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2009
Amazing aromas of crushed blackberries toasted oak and currant spices. Really a great nose. Full-bodied with round and velvety tannins and a long long finish. It lasts for minutes on the palate. Superb. Best wine of the... Amazing aromas of crushed blackberries toasted oak and currant spices. Really a great nose. Full-bodied with round and velvety tannins and a long long finish. It lasts for minutes on the palate. Superb. Best wine of the Médoc without a doubt.-'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Best after 2011. 21665 cases made. -JS
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2001
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... 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. 94(+?) points