Lafite Rothschild 1959
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Tasting Notes and Scores
Tasted 9 Times With Consistent Notes Except For One Corked Magnum
The 1959 is unquestionably the greatest Lafite-Rothschild that has approached full maturity. It remains to be seen whether vintages such as 1982, 1986, and 1990 will reach a similar height. The super-aromatic bouquet of flowers, black truffles, cedar, lead pencil, and red fruits is followed by one of the most powerful and concentrated Lafites I have tasted. Medium to full-bodied, velvety-textured, rich, and pure, it is a testament to what this great estate can achieve when it hits the mark. This youthful wine will last for another 30 or more years.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #95, Oct 1994)
Tasted at “Fook Lam Moon” in Hong Kong. One of the great wines of the vintage, this bottle is very similar to the one poured in Bordeaux a couple of years ago. A quintessential Pauillac nose with that pencil box bouquet that soars from the glass with cedar and a touch of sandalwood. Great vivacity here. The palate is very focused with amazing symmetry with touches of mint and even liquorice on the almost sorbet-fresh finish. Very compact...it takes about 30 minutes for this wine to really unfurl. Tasted November 2011.
– eRobertParker.com, Jan 2012