Jancis Robinson ~ 16.5 Points
"Sister property to Commanderie of St-Estèphe (Meffre family of the Rhône) next to Pontet Canet. Very dark crimson. Extremely rich and sumptuous on the nose. But then quite luscious and with a refined top note on the palate. Some transparency. Very intense. Very Pauillac. Lots of intense ambition here. Really quite serio...
Neil Martin (e-RobertParker.com) ~ 90-92 Points
"A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc the Lacoste-Borie displays light briary and blackberry fruit on the nose, just a hint of cold black tea and truffle. Fine definition. The palate is quite supple on the entry, that Merlot adding a pleasant fleshiness to counter the precise Cab...
Decanter ~ 4 Stars
Ripe yet reserved, hints of succulent berry fruit and exotic spice. Silky textured with sweet, ripe fruit. Flowing, succulent, with a well-crafted frame.
Wine Spectator ~ 92 Points
"An amped-up style, with showy aromatics of toasty spice and wood, but there's good solid density to the blackberry, black currant and fig fruit, and the toast melds into a more honest graphite edge through the finish. A solid expression of the modern style."
Robert Parker ~ 89-91 Points
"The wine exhibits a dense purple color, as well as a wonderfully sweet, classic Pauillac nose of black currants and cigar box notes. Powerful for Haut-Batailley (normally a light, elegant, supple Pauillac), the 1996 possesses intense fruit, medium to full body, ripe tannin, and a surprisingly long, layered fini...
Jean-Marc Quarin ~ 93 Points
Lovely dark red. Lovely neat nose, intense, fine, fruity and mature. (...) Flavourful, very woven, very well constructed, it is velvety and caressing, strong under the velvet, as it advances to a finish of melting tannins and an impressive taste of violet. Very, very lovely length. Noble tannic grain. A great wine.
Robert Parker ~ 94+ Points
"As one might suspect, the dense purple-hued 2005 is still tannic, firm and young, with concentrated blackberry and cassis fruit, beautiful ripeness, a full-bodied mouthfeel and undeniable youthfulness. Tasting like a 2-3 year old wine rather one that has passed its sixth birthday, it is potentially one of the longest lived Lynch ...
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Neal Martin (eRobertParker) ~ 93 Points
"(..) This has a deep ripe plumy nose with good definition and freshness: cedar and blackberry, a tangible sense of mineralite but tightly-coiled. A dense weighty palate, great concentration and vibrant acidity, very focused, lithe, wonderful definition with a lifted cedar finish. No frills, but masterful winemaking is afoot he...
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Jean-Marc Quarin ~ 97 Points
Fantastic and large on entry, this wine starts to melt while evolving very complex, juicy, silky, caressing and aromatic at the same time. (..) It is marvelous and above all totally impossible not to swallow this wine with pleasure. I strongly recommend tasting it today.
Wine Spectator's #20 Wine of 2005! ~ 95 Points $1403.00
Jean-Marc Quarin ~ 99 Points
"(..) the wine melts on fruity and floral flavors towards a powerful finish where the fruity, floral and finely liquorice tannin can be literally sucked on the palate.This wine delivers great impressions of freshness and concentration while overall appearing so enigmatically ethereal! Very racy. A quintessential wine!"
"The 1990 Lafite has turned out far better than my early assessment. While it still possesses some firmness, and performs like a late adolescent in terms of its evolution, it boasts gorgeous aromas of cedar, tobacco leaf, cassis, and lead pencil shavings. The explosive aromas are followed by a fleshy, full-bodied wine" Robert Parker