Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

Ratings on Delectable

Gilbert Van Hassel Delectable Pro

I am not a Bordeaux drinker and not great at keeping an inventory of my wines. So much to my surprise I discovered a full case of this in a dark corner. And what a glorious find this is. Wine absolutely at its plateau but another 10 to 15 years to go. Medium body, layered but not heavy. Color almost has not moved. Keeps evolving in the glass, sweet, lead pencil and still plenty of fruit left. Great effort in a rather difficult year. This makes you smile.

I am not a Bordeaux drinker and not great at keeping an inventory of my wines. So much to my surprise I discovered a full case of this in a dark corner. And what a glorious find this is. Wine absolutely at its plateau but another 10 to 15 years to go. Medium body, layered but not heavy. Color almost has not moved. Keeps evolving in the glass, sweet, lead pencil and still plenty of fruit left. Great effort in a rather difficult year. This makes you smile.

9.6

Martin G Rivard Delectable Pro

WOTN!!! Truly in a great, great place right! A phenomenal Bordeaux showing everything that I adore: pencil shavings, granite minerality , gorgeously integrated and a 90+ second finish. The only thing missing to make this a perfect 10 is my good friend @Ron R sitting next to me enjoying the bottle that he gifted to Christine & I!! You are a stud my friend! In the spirit of friendship this was shared and enjoyed with a few of my great friends: @Drew feinberg and Bill Wachter. Come to Think of it, I think my friend Brandon may have had a glass of this as well? I’m sure they will all add their own tasting notes shortly. @brandon brandon Im not sure what we traded in order for me to get this bottle but I am 100% certain that you received the short end of the stick!!!!! I’ll make it up to you,

WOTN!!! Truly in a great, great place right! A phenomenal Bordeaux showing everything that I adore: pencil shavings, granite minerality , gorgeously integrated and a 90+ second finish. The only thing missing to make this a perfect 10 is my good friend @Ron R sitting next to me enjoying the bottle that he gifted to Christine & I!! You are a stud my friend! In the spirit of friendship this was shared and enjoyed with a few of my great friends: @Drew feinberg and Bill Wachter. Come to Think of it, I think my friend Brandon may have had a glass of this as well? I’m sure they will all add their own tasting notes shortly. @brandon brandon Im not sure what we traded in order for me to get this bottle but I am 100% certain that you received the short end of the stick!!!!! I’ll make it up to you,

9.9

Lily Davis Delectable Pro

French Wine Specialist at Ottorink Weinbar

A gorgeous expression of Cabernet Sauvignon, super smooth and open after 5 hours in a decanter. Tannins perfectly melted, lovely grain and structure. This wine, while drinking well at 19 years old, can surely last another couple decades at least. A wine of impeccable finesse.

A gorgeous expression of Cabernet Sauvignon, super smooth and open after 5 hours in a decanter. Tannins perfectly melted, lovely grain and structure. This wine, while drinking well at 19 years old, can surely last another couple decades at least. A wine of impeccable finesse.

9.4

Ron R Delectable Pro

We let this breathe for 3 hrs, and got this just right! Nose is rather restrained, but offers up barrel toast, black cherries and a touch of tobacco. The palette is spellbinding. It has a rich, lithe mouthfeel. No signs of age. Rich dark fruits and cassis are joined by spice box. Perfectly balanced and weighted. Finishes ethereal. There are no cracks in its armor.

We let this breathe for 3 hrs, and got this just right! Nose is rather restrained, but offers up barrel toast, black cherries and a touch of tobacco. The palette is spellbinding. It has a rich, lithe mouthfeel. No signs of age. Rich dark fruits and cassis are joined by spice box. Perfectly balanced and weighted. Finishes ethereal. There are no cracks in its armor.

10

Ksandek Podbielski Delectable Pro

Still plenty of life here.

Still plenty of life here.

9.3

Charles Antin Delectable Pro

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

Baby but Delish!

Baby but Delish!

9.6

Helen M Gaydos Delectable Pro

Enjoyed a taste of this alongside Laurel Glen 92, not trying to compare but both exciting expressions of what they. What a delightful experience.

Enjoyed a taste of this alongside Laurel Glen 92, not trying to compare but both exciting expressions of what they. What a delightful experience.

9.7

Nico J. Snyman Delectable Pro

Extremely young, but after about an hour really started to showcase the nobility of the terroir, oak/intensity/rich but really well balanced.

Extremely young, but after about an hour really started to showcase the nobility of the terroir, oak/intensity/rich but really well balanced.

9.2

Andrew S Delectable Pro

Evolved as the night went on and very interesting. Nice perfume of blossoms in addition to leather, graphite, cloves. Nice cassis and darker fruits on the full mid palate and persistent finish.

Evolved as the night went on and very interesting. Nice perfume of blossoms in addition to leather, graphite, cloves. Nice cassis and darker fruits on the full mid palate and persistent finish.

9.5

DAD Wine Lover Delectable Pro

Merry Christmas to all !!!

Merry Christmas to all !!!

9.5

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  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

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    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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