1988 Lafite - Wine Advocate # 95 - Oct 1994: Tasted 7 Times Since Bottling With Consistent Notes. Broodingly backward and in need of considerable bottle age, the 1988 is a classic expression of Lafite. This deeply-colored wine exhibits the tell-tale Lafite bouquet of cedar, subtle herbs, dried pit fruits, minerals, and cassis. Extremely concentrated, with brilliantly focused flavors and huge tannins, this backward, yet impressively endowed Lafite-Rothschild may well turn out to be the wine of the vintage Anticipated maturity: 2000-2035.
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