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  • Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac 1996 750ml

Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac 1996 750ml

2,060 SGD
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Vintage
1996
Type
Red Wine
Format
750ml
Rating
Robert Parker 98
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Description

The 1996 Lafite-Rothschild was remarkably deep in color considering that it is now 20 years in age. The bouquet is classic Pauillac with pencil shavings and sous-bois infusing the black fruit, masculine and a little aloof, yet focused and very well delineated. The palate is very well balanced with crisp blackberry and boysenberry fruit, spicier than I recollect, a crescendo of flavors so that it seems understated at first but fans out with a sense of confidence towards the finish. I think this still has more to give so cellar it away for another 5-8 years if you can, but otherwise this is an exemplary Lafite-Rothschild that I can envisage getting better and better in bottle, if not quite as enthralling as either Mouton-Rothschild or Château Margaux. Tasted July 2016.

Character
Body
 
Light Bold
Taste
 
Dry Sweet
Aromatics
 
Reserved Intense
  • Berries
    Flavours may include:
    Blackberry, Raspberry, Strawberry
  • Dried Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Prune, Fig, Raisin
  • Tea
    Flavours may include:
    Eucalyptus, Mint, Jasmine
  • Woody
    Flavours may include:
    Cigar, Oak, Pine, Wet Woods
  • Spice
    Flavours may include:
    Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Liquorice
Pivēne's Words
The Legend of Bordeaux
Pivēne's Words
Drink Guide
Appreciating wine can be enhanced even further if its stored and served correctly.

Wine, for the most part, is a peculiar beverage and everything form the way the bottle is stored, to the way its opened; the way the cork is pulled, the decanter thats used and the glass its served in, can have an immense effect on the outcome.

The sommeliers of PIVENE recommend the following for how to get the best out of this wine;

How to Enjoy

Glassware
Bordeaux
Serving Temperature
16°C to 18°C
Decant Time
60 Minutes and More
Decant Type
Small and Narrow
Food Pairings
Beef, Lamb, Mushroom, Pork, Spicy Food, Vegetarian
Cuisine Recommendations
Chinese, French, Indian, Thai

Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac 1996 750ml

2,060 SGD

Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac 1996 750ml

2,060 SGD