Robert Parker 98 | CellarTracker 97 | WineIsuppose 98
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A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, this wine represents only 34% of Lafites total harvest. In a less than perfect Medoc vintage, it has been spectacular since birth, putting on more weight and flesh over the last year. This opaque purple-colored 1998 is close to perfection. The spectacular nose of lead pencil, smoky, mineral, and black currant fruit soars majestically from the glass. The wine is elegant yet profoundly rich, revealing the essence of Lafites character. The tannin is sweet, and the wine is spectacularly layered yet never heavy. The finish is sweet, super-rich, yet impeccably balanced and long (50+ seconds).
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|Region||France | Bordeaux | Pauillac
|Bottle size||Standard bottle (0,75 liter)|
Bottles in perfect condition: Labels and capsules excellent. Levels into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
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