1959 Château Lafite Rothschild
International Wine CellarFull medium red with an amber edge. Ineffable aromas of red plum, raw currant, cedar and menthol. Offers an extraordinary combination of silky texture and brilliant acidity and snap. A wine of great extract and penetrating sweetness. Finishes with big, noble tannins and great persistence. A fabulous vintage for Lafite that rarely disappoints. Drink now through 2025.
Wine.comDark ruby color, ripe black currants, violets and vanilla, spicy, oaky scents. The wine has great finesse and a particular softness imparted by the Merlot. It tends to be firm yet delicate and supple, great elegance develops with age.
Wine AdvocateRating: 99/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 95 on Oct-94
Wine SpectatorRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/91