1988 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux - 750ml

1988 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux - 750ml

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1988 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux

Château Lafite Rothschild is a wine estate in the Pauillac region of the Médoc, producing one of the most sought-after and expensive red wines in the world. Lafite Rothschild is known for its perfume, elegance, finesse and harmony, in contrast to the more powerful Latour and Mouton Rothschild. Nevertheless, great vintages can age for 50 years or more.

The estate began to earn its reputation as a winemaking property in the late 1600s; by the second half of the following century it was known as "The King's Wine" at Versailles, and had a strong following in London. The acclaim did not diminish and in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification Lafite was ranked a first growth. It was bought by Baron James de Rothschild in 1868. Throughout much of the 20th Century, despite many sublime wines, Lafite Rothschild was regarded as an inconsistent producer but since the mid-1990s it has become more reliable – in fact, it regularly makes claims for wine of the vintage.


Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1988
Rating RP94/WS90
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lafite-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP94 - 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 color than the 1989 the 1988 has the classic Lafite bouquet of cedar subtle herbs dried pit fruits and cassis. Extremely concentrated with brilliantly focused flavors 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 rivaling those wines in 15-20 years. The wine of the vintage? RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator WS90

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1988
Rating RP94/WS90
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lafite-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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