About Chateau Lafite-Rothschild
Chateau Lafite-Rothschild has been sitting at the top of Bordeaux wine lists since the 17th century. Purchased by the Rothschild family in 1868, Lafite has seen it all over the years, from epidemics of phylloxera to German occupation during World War II. Today, Lafite continues to produce some of the finest, and most expensive, wines in the world.
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Bright ruby-red. Perfumed aromas of cassis, violet, bitter chocolate and licorice. Tightly wound, intensely flavored and on the lean side, with extremely primary flavors of cassis and dark chocolate. Not showing its flesh today, but this has good underlying density and pliancy. Finishes with toothdusting, fine tannins.
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
we really liked this wine. but, we like ones just as much that are cheaper.
Still a little young
A solid wine, but I think I'll give it another few years.
I had expected to have to cellar this until 2007, but I noticed that a couple of places showed it as drinkable from 2005, so I thought I'd give it a go. Blimey, they weren't wrong. Very pleasant, although to me a little un-Pauillac like - early doors the merlot is too prominent. It will probably develop a more appropriate character given another few years in the bottle. I think I'll save 1/2 my case to find out.
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Very Good Carruades
Sorry, no tasting notes. Going off memory, this had a very smooth black cherry taste with a "buzzing" feel on the finish. Silky with low acidity and ripe, sweet tannins. Decanted 2 hours. This still has a lot of life left in it, but is certainly approachable now.
One of the Best
by Stanley Lorien
This wine has all the character expected from the region. It is bold, earthy, and has hints of cocoa. The vintage should be saved to age, but I chose to allow the wine to breathe a bit before drinking to compensate a bit. Overall, very very well done.
Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.
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