11 November 2016
Château Lafite-Rothschild 1996
Pauillac, 1er cru classé
Tasting note: Several notes. Its key early characteristics: depth of colour, component parts in balance, good length. Classic Lafite. Most recently: still very deep and intense, with opaque core but showing signs of maturity at its rim; very good nose, cedary, subdued – will need air and coaxing; surprisingly sweet, good fruit, almost chewable, good firm fruit and long dry finish. As previously noted, a wine that so often needs time and patience, particularly in a vintage like ’96. Last tasted March 2006 (****) 2016 – 2030. MB.
8 bottles per lot
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