Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Sunday, June 12, 2016 (JS-98)
I pulled this lone bottle out of my cellar at the last minute to remind some Italian vintners of the great quality of the 1995 Bordeaux vintage. They seem to be finally opening up! What a red with incredible depth and finesse. Cedar, cigar box and toabaaco character with currants and fresh tobacco undertones. it’sfull-bodied yet tight and dense. Precision. So refined and intense. Such freshness and beauty. Drink or hold.
Source: 115, Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 23rd Feb 1998 (RP-95)
The 1995 Lafite-Rothschild (only one-third of the harvest made it into the final blend) is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc. The wine was showing spectacularly well when I tasted it in November, 1997. It exhibits a dark ruby purple color, and a sweet, powdered mineral, smoky, weedy cassis-scented nose. Beautiful sweetness of fruit is present in this medium-bodied, tightly-knit, but gloriously pure, well-delineated Lafite. The 1995 is not as powerful or as massive as the 1996, but it is beautifully made with outstanding credentials, in addition to remarkable promise. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2028.
Drink Date: 2008 – 2028
Known as ‘The King’s Wine’, Chateau Lafite Rothschild is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious and collectable wines in the world. With several generations of expertise and tradition upheld by the Rothschild family, the Chateaux of Domaines Baron de Rothschild continue to dominate with inimitable wines full of finesse and elegance vintage after vintage.
A vintage of historical importance, 1968 marks the Rothschild family’s 100th anniversary at Lafite. Stored at Lafite?s private cellars since bottling, and reconditioned in 2013, the bottles are in pristine condition. This batch of Lafite Rothschild 1968 is the final batch of stocks released by the Chateau, an unmissable opportunity for fine wine lovers to own this incredibly rare bottle. Delightful and approachable, this is an exceptional wine that is over 50 years old, making it a wonderful gift for extraordinary occasions and a prized must-have for Lafite collectors.