Lafite Rothschild 1998

Current Market Price: £7,384.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, 1998

Tasting Notes Lafite Rothschild 1998

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A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, this wine represents only 34% of Lafite's total harvest. In a less than perfect Medoc vintage, it has been spectacular since birth, putting on more weight and flesh over the last year. This opaque purple-colored 1998 is close to perfection. The spectacular nose of lead pencil, smoky, mineral, and black currant fruit soars majestically from the glass. The wine is elegant yet profoundly rich, revealing the essence of Lafite's character. The tannin is sweet, and the wine is spectacularly layered yet never heavy. The finish is sweet, super-rich, yet impeccably balanced and long (50+ seconds). Anticipated maturity: 2007-2035.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #134 Apr 2001
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Tasted at Hermitage Wines’ seminar in Hong Kong. I must admit that this was a rather underwhelming bottle of one of the finest Lafites in recent years, principally because the fruit seems very subdued. Perhaps this is going through a dumb stage of adolescence: bolshie and introverted. I like the weight and persistency towards the finish, suggesting that bottles should not be approached into the real Lafite 1998 comes back in ten year’s time. Tasted November 2011.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jan 2012

Lafite Rothschild Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Lafite Rothschild 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,590.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £5,827.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £3,050.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £5,200.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,650.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,800.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,450.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,898.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,900.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,550.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £5,050.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,718.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £3,859.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,475.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2008 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,560.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2007 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,468.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,300.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2004 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,200.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2003 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £8,928.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,359.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2001 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,072.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £13,296.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,872.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,384.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1997 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,780.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £9,300.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £866.25 1x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1995 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,250.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1990 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,822.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1989 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,174.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £11,500.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £37,500.00 12x75cl