Original
221 Ratings
Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé

Wine Details

Region

PauillacBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

We had excellent weather conditions for this harvesting season. Grapes from this harvest gave all the qualities required for a great wine, and was ready for an exceptional maceration. Wonderfully coloured, deep and intense burgundy hue. Tight tannins and very well incorporated. Will age with grace.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/01
  • Wine Advocate
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: (91-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 122 on Apr-99
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 94(+?) - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-01
  • Decanter
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. All the elegance and cut of a fine suit: close-textured, unctuous, supple and refined, with sandalwood and black pepper infusing the blackcurrant.
  • Decanter
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. All the elegance and cut of a fine suit: close-textured, unctuous, supple and refined, with sandalwood and black pepper infusing the blackcurrant.