Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru 1988

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru 1988

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Cabernet Sauvignon 72%, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
rot, trocken
12,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2004–2044
Verpackt in: 12er OHK
voluminös & kräftig
Lobenberg: 96–97/100
Decanter: 96/100
Jane Anson: 95/100
Parker: 94/100
Galloni: 94/100
Wine Spectator: 94/100
Suckling: 94/100
Wine Cellar Insider: 94/100
Frankreich, Bordeaux, Pauillac
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru 1988


Lobenberg: 1988 gab es wahnsinnig langlebige Weine, etwas rustikal und rauh, aber so waren damals die klimatischen Bedingungen. Lafite brauchte ewig bis zur Öffnung, uner er ist ein ewig lebender Star des Jahrgangs. 96-97/100


Decanter über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru

-- Decanter: This was a vintage that remained tight and closed for a long time. They are just starting to drink this at the chateau apparently, as Salin says it is their dinner wine right now. The salinity is coming through, giving a sappy grip through the mid palate, the effortless racy elegance of an older Cabernet Sauvignon with its truffles, smoked cedar, its grilled black fruits. Colour wise this is very much still intact, just a slight bricking at the edges. A lovely example of how you should never give up on wines from great estates – there will always be a moment when the terroir will out, as we saw on recent tastings of the 1975. The 1988 is certainly having one of those moments, and its long finessed finish should be savoured. 72% Cabernet Sauvignon. 96/100


Jane Anson über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru

-- Jane Anson: Served from magnum, tasting delicous right now. I've had this vintage a few times recently and it is not the most blockbuster Lafite, but has such an effortless charm that it feels absolutey signature. Tobacco, rose petals, suble charred cedar and grilled cocoa, with loganberry and raspberry fruit. Does that Lafite trick where it is utterly gulpable and so enjoyable, and it just subtly keeps on delivering new moments of complexity and understated power. 95/100


Parker über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru

-- Parker: Broodingly backward and in need of considerable bottle age, the 1988 is a classic expression of Lafite. This deeply-colored wine exhibits the tell-tale Lafite bouquet of cedar, subtle herbs, dried pit fruits, minerals, and cassis. Extremely concentrated, with brilliantly focused flavors and huge tannins, this backward, yet impressively endowed Lafite-Rothschild may well turn out to be the wine of the vintage! 94/100


Galloni über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru

-- Galloni: Tasted blind, the 1988 Lafite-Rothschild surprises everyone by surpassing both the 1989 and 1990. It has that unmistakable classic nose of pencil lead and cedar, less primary fruit than that aforementioned pair, yet greater precision, more focus and more class. The palate is both clean and precise with exquisite balance, fine tannins, cedar and tobacco infusing the black fruit with pencil lead notes becoming more accentuated towards the finish. It has been a while since I last tasted the 1988 and to be honest, I cannot remember it being this good. But now, of the three vintages that tailend the decade I would choose the 1988 Lafite-Rothschild. Tasted at the Lafite-Rothschild 150th anniversary dinner at the property. 94/100


Wine Spectator über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru

-- Wine Spectator: Beautiful and subtle on the nose, with mineral, berry, licorice and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a pretty balance of fruit and mint. Long and caressing. Real claret here. Everyone talks about 1989, but this is very close in quality.--'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. 94/100


Suckling über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru

-- Suckling: I always loved the 1988 and this is a pretty bottle with finesse and wonderful length, showing the uniqueness of Lafite. Medium body, ultra-fine tannins and a refined and polished finish. The subtle currant, tobacco and Spanish cedar shows through here. Perfect now. 94/100


Wine Cellar Insider über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru

-- Wine Cellar Insider: Cassis, cedar, tobacco, graphite, earth and spice on the nose. The wine is full bodied, concentrated and still tannic. The fruit is best described at noble. You can sense its good breeding. But there is an austerity and a hint of under ripeness in the finish that takes away from the wine. The long, rich, cassis and rhubarb filled finish is joy, but the sense of under ripeness takes away from the pleasure. Fans of older, more traditional, less ripe wines will like this more than I did. 94/100

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Bereits im Jahre 1234 als Weinproduzent erwähnt, kann Château Lafite Rothschild aus Pauillac auf eine lange Erfolgsgeschichte zurückblicken. Schon Thomas Jefferson, der dritte Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten, wusste den Wein zu schätzen und so war es nicht verwunderlich, als Château Lafite...

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru 1988