Lafite Rothschild 1993
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Tasting Notes and Scores
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 28/02/1997
Because Lafite-Rothschild (1) tends to lack the weight of many wines of the northern Medoc, and (2) is never a flashy, ostentatious style of wine, it is often more difficult to evaluate when young than some of its neighbors. A successful wine for Lafite, this dark ruby/purple-colored 1993 is tightly-wound, medium-bodied, with a closed set of aromatics that reluctantly reveal hints of sweet blackcurrant fruit, weedy tobacco, and lead pencil scents. Polished and elegant, with Lafite''s noble restraint, this is an excellent, classy, slightly austere wine. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2020.
The 1993 Lafite-Rothschild has been a rather vexing wine in recent tastings. This time is no different. Like before and typical of the vintage, it feels austere and dry on the nose and you yearn for more fruit. The palate is redeemed by a fine bead of acidity but otherwise this is an atypically brutish Lafite-Rothschild, age having done it few favours. Tasted blind at a private dinner in Hong Kong.
Aromas of peat and fruits, with hints of cedar and berries. Full and velvety with good fruit and a medium finish. Goes mushroomy. A little light.