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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1996

Your Price: $1,050.00

Producer: Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Optimum drinking: 2019-2050
Rating: 100 -
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 83%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Merlot 7%, Petit Verdot 3%
Appellation: A.O.C. Pauillac
Growth status: 1er Grand Cru Classé
Bottle report: Excellent condition overall

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1996 was rated 100 points by!

"Tasted three times since bottling, the 1996 Lafite-Rothschild is unquestionably this renowned estate's greatest wine. As I indicated last year, only 38% of the crop was deemed grand enough to be put into the final blend, which is atypically high in Cabernet Sauvignon. This massive wine may be the biggest, largest-scaled Lafite I have ever tasted. It will require many years to come around, so I suspect all of us past the age of fifty might want to give serious consideration as to whether we should be laying away multiple cases of this wine. It is also the first Lafite-Rothschild to be put into a new engraved bottle (designed to prevent fraudulent imitations). The wine exhibits a thick-looking, ruby/purple color, and a knock-out nose of lead pencil, minerals, flowers, and black currant scents. Extremely powerful and full-bodied, with remarkable complexity for such a young wine, this huge Lafite is oozing with extract and richness, yet has managed to preserve its quintessentially elegant personality. This wine is even richer than it was prior to bottling. It should unquestionably last for 40-50 years. The wine of the vintage?"

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).
Chaeau Lafite Rothschild 1996