"Still extraordinary backward and youthful, this large-scaled (massive by Lafite’s standards) wine should prove to be the greatest Lafite made after the 1953 and 1959. It continues to offer an exceptionally intense, compelling bouquet of herbs, blackcurrants, vanilla, lead pencil, and cedar. The wine reveals considerable tannin, as well as amazing, atypical power and concentration for Lafite. The hallmark elegance of this wine has not been compromised because of the vintage’s tendency to turn out powerful and unctuously-textured, thick, juicy wines. Rich, full, and still youthful and unyielding, this should prove to be a fabulous Lafite-Rothschild - but only for those readers prepared to wait until 2003-2005 . It should easily last through the first three decades of the next century. A potential 100-point wine! Tasted 11 times since bottling with consistent notes. Robert Parker 100 pts.