Lafite-Rothschild Lafite-Rothschild

Lafite-Rothschild Lafite-Rothschild

Bordeaux Blend from Pauillac

Vintage: 2006
Description: We 96 Wine Enthusiast, March 2009 As so often with Lafite it is power that marks this wine. That and density of texture. The additional element in this vintage and at this stage of the wine's development is a dominant wood element. The vanilla and tannins. As so often with Lafite it is power that marks this wine. That and density of texture. The additional element in this vintage and at this stage of the wine's development is a dominant wood element. The vanilla and tannins from the wood match well with the concentrated tannins of the fruit which is dark dense and tight. This is a wine for long-term aging: in 15 years this will have superb richness. Nm 96 Neal Martin's Wine Journal, January 2012 Tasted at Hermitage Wines' seminar in Hong Kong. The 2006 Lafite seems to have changed little from last year. That Cabernet Sauvignon continues to dominate the nose, less Margaux-like than before with lifted graphite and. Tasted at Hermitage Wines' seminar in Hong Kong. The 2006 Lafite seems to have changed little from last year. That Cabernet Sauvignon continues to dominate the nose, less Margaux-like than before with lifted graphite and sous-bois aromas. The palate is in recluse at the moment, the fruit very tightly wound, but certainly beautifully balanced with a precise, slightly austere, masculine finish. This represents a very "sober" Lafite-Rothschild for drinking in another 10 to 15-years. Jl 96 TheWineCellarInsider.com, February 2015 Tightly knit, as you would expect at only 9 years age, this blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot starts off with an earthy, forest floor, cedar chest, smoke, tobacco and cedar wood nose. Full. Tightly knit, as you would expect at only 9 years age, this blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot starts off with an earthy, forest floor, cedar chest, smoke, tobacco and cedar wood nose. Full bodied, structured and showing a crisp, firm, yet, elegant and ripe Cabernet Sauvignon character, with the tannins and concentration to age, this demands 10-20 more years before the fun starts. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2006&wine=Chateau%20Lafite%20Rothschild Ws 95 Wine Spectator, March 2009 Plum, sweet tobacco and blackberry aromas follow through to a full body, offering a tight, chewy palate, yet with polished, refined tannins. Very long and caressing. This turns to a muscular and toned young wine. Gets. Plum, sweet tobacco and blackberry aromas follow through to a full body, offering a tight, chewy palate, yet with polished, refined tannins. Very long and caressing. This turns to a muscular and toned young wine. Gets better and better with age. Best after 2014. 23,330 cases made. Vn 95 Vinous, May 2009 ($750) Good full ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of cassis graphite and cedar chips lifted by peppery and floral high notes. Densely packed and superconcentrated but light on its feet with compelling flavors of spicy berries. ($750) Good full ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of cassis graphite and cedar chips lifted by peppery and floral high notes. Densely packed and superconcentrated but light on its feet with compelling flavors of spicy berries and minerals. The very long slow-building finish stains the palate with flavor. Very backward but not austere; and unlike some recent vintages of Lafite which could appear deceptively light in the early going this showcases its density and ripeness from the outset. I have the impression that most of the less-ripe fruit was declassified into the far lighter Carruades de Lafite (87) which shows a distinctly cool style for the year. Wa 95 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016 Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London and then blind at Farr Vintners tasting. The 2006 Château Lafite-Rothschild offers impressive fruit intensity on the nose, although it does not have the. Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London and then blind at Farr Vintners tasting. The 2006 Château Lafite-Rothschild offers impressive fruit intensity on the nose, although it does not have the precision of the 2006 Mouton-Rothschild. Red berry fruits intermingle with rose petals and sous-bois scents - very typical Lafite bouquet where less can be more. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and a keen line of acidity. It is certainly very well balanced with graphite-tinged black fruit, but whereas Mouton-Rothschild possesses that peacock's tail, Lafite remains linear. Nevertheless, the sophistication really comes through here. It is a Lafite-Rothschild that may spring a few surprises down the line, one of those wines that keeps drawing you back. Understated class. Tasted April 2016. - Neal Martin Dc 95 Decanter, Such a rich (but keeping-it-elegant) Lafite nose. Great restraint and power here: Lafite always knows when to advance and when to retreat. This displays juicy cassis and cold ash, with perfectly worn tannins that are just. Such a rich (but keeping-it-elegant) Lafite nose. Great restraint and power here: Lafite always knows when to advance and when to retreat. This displays juicy cassis and cold ash, with perfectly worn tannins that are just starting to soften, but have so much ahead. It should maintain this level for another 30 years, whilst moving into its second, third and fourth life along the way. Ws 94 Wine Spectator, April 2007 Racy and long with beautiful blackberry and light coffee character and a licorice undertone. Full and racy with a long long finish. Structured and powerful yet builds on the palate. Close to 95-100. -j.s. W&S 94 Wine & Spirits, December 2009 In tasting this wine over the course of several days it transforms from the overt richness of puppy fat and new oak to a more supple enigma. The pure clean fruit flavors of blueberry jam turn earthier while the oak. In tasting this wine over the course of several days it transforms from the overt richness of puppy fat and new oak to a more supple enigma. The pure clean fruit flavors of blueberry jam turn earthier while the oak becomes more of a veil. This Lafite will require 20 years or more to begin to show its character and it should reward those with the patience to wait.
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