1955 Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé
204 Ratings
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204 Ratings
1955 Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

(From 1999 Vintage) This prodigious wine is both elegant and intensely flavored, and almost diaphanous in its layers that unfold with no heaviness. An opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by a complex bouquet of lead pencil, graphite, cedar, creme de cassis, toast, and vanilla. It is medium-bodied, with extravagant layers of richness yet little weight, and a finish that is all sweetness, ripeness, and harmony.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2008 Vintage) Dominated by red fruit, the nose remains clear, precise and complex. In the mouth, the strength and classic style of this wine become apparent. There is fruit, substance, and tannins that are both supple and closely-textured.

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Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/91.