Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 1988 1.5L - Station Plaza Wine
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 1988 1.5L
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 1988

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The terrible battle against fungus was won through use of fungicides, after a hot and dry summer and September that let the grapes mature. The 1988s are deeply colored Cabernets and Merlots, powerfully structured and tannic.
Wine Advocate
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Tasted 7 Times Since Bottling With Consistent Notes 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.

Robert Parker, October 1994
Wine Spectator
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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.

James Suckling, 2009

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