Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1959 - Mid Shoulder
Robert Parker: The 1959 (99 points, last tasted 10/94) 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. Bordeaux. A Comprehensive Guide. Third Edition.
Robert Parker 99/100