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Vint Description Cl ? Cs Bt Cs (£) Bt (£) +
1998

Lafite Rothschild

75 IB 2 0 7500 -
Tasting Notes for Lafite Rothschild, 1998:
A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, this wine represents only 34% of Lafite's total harvest. In a less than perfect Medoc vintage, it has been spectacular since birth, putting on more weight and flesh over the last year. This opaque purple-colored 1998 is close to perfection. The spectacular nose of lead pencil, smoky, mineral, and black currant fruit soars majestically from the glass. The wine is elegant yet profoundly rich, revealing the essence of Lafite's character. The tannin is sweet, and the wine is spectacularly layered yet never heavy. The finish is sweet, super-rich, yet impeccably balanced and long (50+ seconds). Wine Advocate # 134 Apr 2001
Parker Points: 98
Drinking Period: 2007-2035
1998

Lafite Rothschild

75 DP 1 0 7500 -
Tasting Notes for Lafite Rothschild, 1998:
A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, this wine represents only 34% of Lafite's total harvest. In a less than perfect Medoc vintage, it has been spectacular since birth, putting on more weight and flesh over the last year. This opaque purple-colored 1998 is close to perfection. The spectacular nose of lead pencil, smoky, mineral, and black currant fruit soars majestically from the glass. The wine is elegant yet profoundly rich, revealing the essence of Lafite's character. The tannin is sweet, and the wine is spectacularly layered yet never heavy. The finish is sweet, super-rich, yet impeccably balanced and long (50+ seconds). Wine Advocate # 134 Apr 2001
Parker Points: 98
Drinking Period: 2007-2035
1998

Margaux

75 DP 0 2 - 335
Tasting Notes for Margaux, 1998:
The 1998 Margaux's color is a dense ruby/purple. The wine is tannic and austere, but elegant, with notes of asphalt, blackberries, acacia flowers, and sweet, toasty oak. Subtle, rich, nicely-textured, and medium-bodied, it is built for the long haul. Wine Advocate # 134 Apr 2001
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period: 2006-2030
1998

Latour

75 DP 0 1 - 365
Tasting Notes for Latour, 1998:
Not a blockbuster, the 1998 possesses a dark garnet/purple color in addition to a complex bouquet of underbrush, cedar, walnuts, and licorice-tinged black currants. Although medium to full-bodied and moderately tannic, it lacks the expansiveness in the mid-palate necessary to be truly great. Moreover, the tannin is slightly aggressive, although that is hardly unusual in such a young Latour. Wine Advocate # 134 Apr 2001
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2009-2030
 
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