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221 Ratings
Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé

Wine Details

Region

PauillacBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

Dark 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.

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    pencil lead nose followed by a masculine finish. simply outstanding with it's complexity and first growth pedigree.

    over 6 years
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    2-3 hours is smooth 香味 花香

    about 7 years
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.