Carruades de Lafite Rothschild 1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild
|Brand||Chateau Lafite Rothschild|
|Grape||Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Label||Slightly Bin stained|
This has become one of the finest second wines produced. The 1998 (a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 4.5% Cabernet Franc, and 1.5% Petit Verdot) is an outstanding effort. While very Lafite-like (although more supple and forward), it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to an excellent bouquet of black fruits, smoke, earth, and minerals, supple tannin, an excellent texture, and a long, fine finish. Anticipated maturity: now-2015.