Château Lafite-Rothschild, Ch. Lafite Rothschild 1987
This lot was part of our auction «small bottle party !» on 01.04.2023.
Château Lafite-Rothschild, Ch. Lafite Rothschild, 1987
1 x 0.750L
87 / 100 Robert Parker I would not be surprised to see this wine fill out with several additional years in the bottle, largely because Lafite is a notoriously bad performer in the first few years after bottling. Out of cask, the 1987 was the most complex wine I tasted from this vintage, but now, the nose seems only a fraction of what it was from cask. The lead-pencil, vanillin-scented, leafy, cedary bouquet is just beginning to emerge. In the mouth, the wine is light, displaying a soft, supple texture, some acidity, but little tannin. It will probably improve, and may ultimately merit a higher score. Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition Jan 1998
88 / 100 Wine Spectator Buttery, spicy wood tones accent the modest cherry flavors. A good Lafite to drink now through 1996.--Lafite Rothschild vertical www.winespectator.com