Château Lafite Rothschild 1955 (WS94)

Château Lafite Rothschild 1955 (WS94) - Double S Wine
Château Lafite Rothschild 1955 (WS94) - Double S Wine

Château Lafite Rothschild 1955 (WS94)

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  • Country/Region 國家/產區Pauillac, France
  • Grapes葡萄品種 : 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot
  • Format 容量: 750ml
  • Scores Notes 評分: 

Vinous Score: 97/100
The 1955 Lafite-Rothschild is more pale in color than the 1962 with a wide brick rim. The bouquet is understated but refined, with strawberry punnet and Morello scents, laced with crushed rose petals and pencil shavings. Light tannins on the palate for sure, but the acidity is pitched just right and it seduces with its comeliness and feminine guile on the finish. The 1955 Lafite lacks the arching structured of the Latour and therefore I recommend that this fully mature Lafite-Rothschild should be consumed over the next decade. Tasted at the Lafite-Rothschild dinner at Amuse Bouche in Hong Kong.

Decanter Score: 94/100
Another wine that belies its age, and a reminder than the 1950s has often been called the best decade of the 20th century for Bordeaux, especially for the odd-numbered years. This wine is gorgeous, although it's not quite as fresh and young as the 1959. It's a little more aged, but still displays a luscious balance and an elegant, old claret feel in the best sense of the word. After half an hour in the glass it drops slightly, unlike the 1959 which just keeps on going. The conditions in 1955 were mild in February and cold and frosty in March, with a great flowering in May followed by a summer heatwave tempered by a few rains in September. This was the first harvest for the new manager at Lafite, Mr Portet. They sold everything at the time, and have since bought bottles back. 

Wine Spectator Score: 94/100
Distinguished by beautiful plummy, spicy flavors that are full and rich and made exotic by time. It's mature and complete, and what a finish!

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