Sonntag, 7. Juni 2015

LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2014 / en primeur

1er Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac

Robert Parker / Neal Martin (94-96)      Drink 2024 - 2045

The Chateau Lafite Rothschild is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon , 
10 % Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, picked from September 22 until 
10th October with the Petit Verdot, the cabernet finished 2 days earlier. 
The Grand Vin is adorned with surprising richness and opulence on the 
nose: layers of ripe black plum and juniper, fine definition with even a 
hint of fig developing with continued aeration. After 5 minutes it turns 
volte face and becomes much more graphite and cedary - more Pauillac 
in essence. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannin, a potent core 
of black and blue fruit with a bullish (for Lafite) peacock's tail on the finish. 
Very long in the mouth, this is a Lafite that yearns to compensate for last 
year and it accomplishes that with some panache.

€ 379,00 / 0,75l. en primeur    (prior to available stock)
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James Suckling:                               97-98
Wine Spectator:                               94-97
Jancis Robinson:                               17.5
Vinous:                                             92-95
Wine Advocate:                                94-96
Decanter:                                         18.75
René Gabriel:                                    18
Wine Enthusiast:                               98
Bettane & Desseauve:                      95
Revue des Vins de France:           18-18.5



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