Source: 95, Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 31st Oct 1994 (RP-95)
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! Anticipated maturity: 2000-2035.
Drink Date: 2000 – 2035
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.