Lafite 1996
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There is only one Lafite Rothschild and considered The First of the 'First Growths' it is undoubtedly one of the world's most prestigious and collectable wines.

 

The 1996 Lafite explodes with towering length and concentration and is considered to be the biggest Lafite ever produced. Not only the biggest but Robert Parker also goes to say that the 1996 "is unquestionably this renowned estate's greatest wine" - RP100. 

 

With a lot of collectors seeking out this infamous wine, single bottles are traded frequently on the market. Provenance is key for this legend and we are offering 3 pristine cases, complete in their original wood, just like Bacchus - The God Of Wine intended. Enjoy now and for the next three decades.....see buying a case definitely makes sense!

 

Due to arrive with us in 2-3 weeks, these are are being delivered to us temperature controlled all the way. Perfectly timed for Fall delivery.

 

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1996 Lafite

 

" Tasted three times since bottling, the 1996 Lafite-Rothschild is unquestionably this renowned estate's greatest wine. As I indicated last year, only 38% of the crop was deemed grand enough to be put into the final blend, which is atypically high in Cabernet Sauvignon (83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot). This massive wine may be the biggest, largest-scaled Lafite I have ever tasted. It will require many years to come around, so I suspect all of us past the age of fifty might want to give serious consideration as to whether we should be laying away multiple cases of this wine. It is also the first Lafite-Rothschild to be put into a new engraved bottle (designed to prevent fraudulent imitations). The wine exhibits a thick-looking, ruby/purple color, and a knock-out nose of lead pencil, minerals, flowers, and black currant scents. Extremely powerful and full-bodied, with remarkable complexity for such a young wine, this huge Lafite is oozing with extract and richness, yet has managed to preserve its quintessentially elegant personality. This wine is even richer than it was prior to bottling"

100, Robert Parker

 

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