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Château Lafite Rothschild 1996

Pauillac, Bordeaux

OWC

Colour
97+
100

"The 1996 Lafite-Rothschild is consistent with the bottle shown at the Hong Kong vertical. It has an intense bouquet with blackberry, cedar and a pencil box of graphite. The adjective I use whilst writing this note is that the aromas are "cool". Perhaps given its provenance, this is one of the most backward bottles of 1996 that I have tasted. There are those fine but rigid tannins that lend this Lafite such beguiling symmetry, copious cedar and graphite with vein of brine and oyster shell. I love the precision of this wine and the sappiness on the finish. At the moment, maybe more impressive than enjoyable, so if you can, cellar it for another 5 to 8 years. Tasted at the Lafite-Rothschild 150th anniversary dinner at the estate." Neal Martin

12 x 75cl
£9300.00
In-Bond
(equivalent bottle price £775.00)
Qty Available: 1
PRODUCT ID: LAFRO96B12LI