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Lafite 1988

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, 1ere Cru Classé 1988 This was a vintage that remained tight and closed for a long time. They are just starting to drink this at the chateau apparently,…

Points 96
Lafite 1998

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, 1ere Cru Classé 1998 Easy vintage until September, when conditions in the Médoc particularly became humid, which meant accelerating the harvest (it was one of those years when…

Points 94
lafite 2008

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, 1ere Cru Classé 2008 This vintage had the bottle engraved with the Chinese symbol for 8, to commemorate the planting of the Penglai vineyards in China. Just…

Points 95

Good crunchy fruit that is fresh and almost succulent for this wine. A vibrant example with some spice and hints of new wood. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 90
bordeaux bottle

Good Cabernet cassis fruit – the first ever second wine from Batailley, using one third of the crop. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 88

Lots of depth of good, spicy black fruits. Vigorous yet smooth, with the tannins already blending in. An impressive second wine. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 90

More lively impression than previous vintages – more exuberant and quite St-Julien in style. A very polished, modern Forts de Latour. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 92

Deep, velvety texture on the palate and wild flowers on the nose; unctuous yet firm with pristine clarity. A great wine by any standards – and the standards of Alfred…

Points 96
Château Pichon Longueville Baron 2015

Rich, full and very ripe with the Baron vigour and fine tannins bringing lift and depth. A bit massive at the moment it but will firm up and show complexity…

Points 93
Chateau Pibran 2015

Well-expressed, even Cabernet-Merlot blend showing crunchy black fruits. Clear and structured; will age well. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 90

A good, broad Cabernet cassis nose and palate that is nicely lifted. A modern wine that is on the way up, showing fine fruit, character and charm. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 90

My joint top wine (with Ch Margaux) of the vintage. A real firework display but still controlled. Very rich on the palate: broad yet silky, earthy yet so refined. This…

Points 98

Good black fruits on a smooth palate with silky tannins. A charming, elegant wine for the mid term. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 89

Superb nose of black fruits showing exuberant ripeness. It’s very robust on the palate, a hallmark of Lynch-Bages, but a hint of silkiness and freshness remains. This has a good…

Points 93

Wonderful expression of 97% Cabernet fruit – a complete departure from the brooding Latour of a decade ago. Beautifully fragrant and fresh but the Pauillac weight is there and great…

Points 97

The Lafite violets come to the fore, providing finely polished elegance to the palate. It seems discreet but the cellar master says 2015 is the most ‘concentrated’ Lafite they have…

Points 96