Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

Ratings on Delectable

Bob McDonald Delectable Pro

A generous gift from Dr Mark for my Cabernet Tasting. Sure it’s a wine which will live for decades more, but it is also a treat to try it at 24 years of age if you get the chance. From the excellent 1996 vintage. A rich dark crimson in colour - dense - hinting at the opulence to come. Aromatic heady perfumes with ripe black fruits, cedar and violets. The palate was rich and decadent and very long - full bodied with silky smooth tannins. What an experience! Sublime. A few bottles in the cellar would be nice.

A generous gift from Dr Mark for my Cabernet Tasting. Sure it’s a wine which will live for decades more, but it is also a treat to try it at 24 years of age if you get the chance. From the excellent 1996 vintage. A rich dark crimson in colour - dense - hinting at the opulence to come. Aromatic heady perfumes with ripe black fruits, cedar and violets. The palate was rich and decadent and very long - full bodied with silky smooth tannins. What an experience! Sublime. A few bottles in the cellar would be nice.

9.8

Max Coane Delectable Pro

The bordeaux bonanza continued

The bordeaux bonanza continued

9.2

CK Vong

1996. Uncorked at 10 am, serve at 7 pm. No aroma at all. Nothing and nothing. As usual ending, lafite blend sprite which is very refined and enjoyable. Toss.

1996. Uncorked at 10 am, serve at 7 pm. No aroma at all. Nothing and nothing. As usual ending, lafite blend sprite which is very refined and enjoyable. Toss.

7.0

Henrik Poulsen Delectable Pro

I have been surprised more than once over how certain vintages of Lafite can seem muted for a long time and then miraculous bounce back and show fantastic at 30+ years. That being said I doubt this will ever reach the 98-100 range for me.... (1995 enjoyed a few months ago was in a different league).

I have been surprised more than once over how certain vintages of Lafite can seem muted for a long time and then miraculous bounce back and show fantastic at 30+ years. That being said I doubt this will ever reach the 98-100 range for me.... (1995 enjoyed a few months ago was in a different league).

9.3

Nico J. Snyman Delectable Pro

Really beautiful right now, it's still showing great fruit intensity but all the development you'd expect of this world-class wine.

Really beautiful right now, it's still showing great fruit intensity but all the development you'd expect of this world-class wine.

9.7

Mark Oldman Delectable Pro

hard to say who is more excited: the ‪#‎Lafite‬ or the ‪#‎lamb‬- twas big and rich with an explosive nose showing gorgeous black fruit and a pleasing notes of licorice. Its finish goes for miles with sweet-seeming fruit and talcum-like tannins that coat your palate. A beauty that has decades of life left.

hard to say who is more excited: the ‪#‎Lafite‬ or the ‪#‎lamb‬- twas big and rich with an explosive nose showing gorgeous black fruit and a pleasing notes of licorice. Its finish goes for miles with sweet-seeming fruit and talcum-like tannins that coat your palate. A beauty that has decades of life left.

9.5

Justin Timsit, MS Delectable Pro

Wine Director, The Rittenhouse

Really showing secondary character beautifully while still retaining freshness. Ripe and balanced. Still full of fruit with a long way to go. Tasting sanguine and iron-rich on the back-palate with dried cassis and leather up front.

Really showing secondary character beautifully while still retaining freshness. Ripe and balanced. Still full of fruit with a long way to go. Tasting sanguine and iron-rich on the back-palate with dried cassis and leather up front.

9.5

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

This will become a great wine one day. Without question.

This will become a great wine one day. Without question.

9.6

Donald Patz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

Lovely.

Lovely.

9.1

Maciek Krupa Delectable Pro

Chief Wine Officer at WINYFY, Sommelier

Magnum

Magnum

9.9

Location

  • 32 Westchester Ave.
    Pound Ridge, NY 10576

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