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Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 1988

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10 4 £300.00 1370 days ago
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closed 17/09/2015, 11:05 AM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Assorted, 1988 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Question Mark Grape variety:

The 1988 Lafite continues to offer persuasive evidence that it is the wine of the Medoc, as well as a top candidate for the wine of the vintage. Much deeper in colour than the 1989, the 1988 has the classic Lafite bouquet of cedar, subtle herbs, dried pit fruits, and cassis. Extremely concentrated, with brilliantly focused flavours and huge tannins, this backward yet impressively endowed Lafite-Rothschild does not enjoy the acclaim of the 1982, 1986, 1989, and 1990, but do not be surprised to see it rivalling those wines in 15-20 years. The wine of the vintage? Anticipated maturity: 2000-2035. - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, 94/100 points.

Wine Spectator - Beautiful and subtle on the nose, with mineral, berry, licorice and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a pretty balance of fruit and mint. Long and caressing. Real claret here. Everyone talks about 1989, but this is very close in quality. 94/100 points.

***(**) now to 2010 Michael Broadbent

CT 94.3 (from 65 reviews)

Other details

From a private cellar.

Shipping details

Payment methods: cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: none
The wine can be collected: From postcode SN15, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Royal Mail
Shipping paid by: buyer
Cost of delivery: £15.00 within the UK
Delivers to UK and Singapore
Other countries delivered to: Worldwide
Insurance options: Included in postage.

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