2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (92%); Merlot (8%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 99 (RP); 100 (JD); 100 (JS)
" On another level and one of the greatest young Bordeaux I’ve ever tasted. It takes the classic elegance and class of Lafite and turns the dial up to 11, offering a massive, heavenly array of blackcurrants, cedar pencil, graphite, tobacco, and incense aromas and flavors that soar from the glass. Deep, full-bodied, and flawlessly constructed, with perfectly integrated fruit, acidity, and tannins, this is legendary stuff all the way. It will be drinkable in 7-8 years and keep for 50-75 years or more. Along with Mouton, it’s the wine of the vintage from the Médoc. Hats off to director Eric Kohler."
Jeb Dunnuck (JD) - 02/19