Lot 282

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1998 (1) 98 WA CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2004 (2) 95 WA


CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1998 (1) PAUILLAC. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ 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. APRIL 2001 98 WA CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2004 (2) PAUILLAC. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ THIS BEAUTIFUL, STUNNINGLY DENSE PURPLE-COLORED EFFORT (INCLUDES ABOUT 90% CABERNET SAUVIGNON) OFFERS UP PRECISE NOTES OF GRAPHITE, BLACK CHERRIES, CASSIS, SCORCHED EARTH, AND MINERALS. MEDIUM TO FULL-BODIED WITH FABULOUS FRUIT, IMPRESSIVE RICHNESS, REFRESHING ACIDITY, AND SWEET TANNIN, THIS BEAUTY SHOULD BE APPROACHABLE IN 4-5 YEARS, AND LAST FOR THREE DECADES. 95 WA 3 BTS. PER LOT $2,300 - $2,600




Price Realised: $3930



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