Source: 158, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 29th Apr 2005 (RP-94)
A brilliant offering and a candidate for wine of the vintage, this is classic Lafite that reminded me somewhat of the 1976, although the vintage conditions were completely different. This is a medium-weight, quintessentially elegant style of Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings/graphite along with black currants, plums, and crushed rocks/mineral. Wonderfully pure, dense, with a deep ruby/purple color and loads of fruit, definition, and a long finish, this is a brilliant, elegant Lafite Rothschild that builds incrementally in the mouth and has more power and density than it initially seems. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025.
Drink Date: 2008 – 2025
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.