Château Lafite Rothschild, Paulliac 1988

Seagram Chateau & Estate Wines Company, New York NY.

November 2018

Thirty years on.

Ruby.  The suit is elegant, the shoes are still buff shined but the face is now open and grinning and delighted to see you.   Much more charitable than the bottle five years ago.  Deep yet weightless, concentrated yet refreshing.  Now – 2030+.

October 2013

Twenty five years on.

Imperial ruby.  Has a monumental diffidence about her, a lioness in winter, a product of this buttoned-up vintage.  Vanilla flowers with a slate-y char and the toastiness is first rate.  The fruit is regal and magnetic with solidity and reserve.  Silvery-metallic with origami-fine detail at the end.  Will still improve.  Now – 2030+.

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