Château Lafite Rothschild 1998 - Pauillac
Label: Slightly stained and torn (see photo)
Overall condition: Excellent
Optimal storage conditions
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1 Grand Cru Classé of Pauillac, Château Lafite-Rothschild is often considered the most popular of the 5 premiers grands crus.
About the vintage: An overall successful vintage for the Pauillacs which could have become legendary if the rains in September and October had not disrupted the harvest. 20 months of aging in new oak barrels.
Words from the domain concerning the 1998 vintage:
However, frank smiles replaced sad faces when the first vats were worked, analyzed and tasted. It is a vintage which reflects the strength of the terroir of Lafite, a very deep, dark color and a very beautiful woody, fruity and spicy attack on the attack. This 98 for long aging is very persistent, very rich and ample with a silky and very long finish
Tasting advice: Wines from Lafite almost always needs to be opened at least 12 hours before tasting. This vintage is no exception. You can also pour it in a carafe at least 4 hours before tasting.
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