Lafite Rothschild 2010

Lafite Rothschild 2010

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Color:

Red

Size:

75 cl

Type:

Wine

Country:

France

Region:

Bordeaux

Classification:

Pauillac

1er Grand cru classé Pauillac

Notation

RP 100/100 Vinos 95+/100 JS 99/100 JR 18.5/20

Description

The 2010 Lafite Rothschild, a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot (a 3% difference from the barrel sample shown two years ago), achieved relatively high alcohol of 13.32%, according to administrator Charles Chevalier. The wine is very impressive, not as fleshy, flamboyant and massive as the 2009, but nevertheless, a big, rich, full-throttle Lafite-Rothschild meant to age a half century or more. Deep purple, with notes of white chocolate, mocha, cedar and charcoal as well as hints of vanillin and creme de cassis, the wine is full-bodied yet has that ethereal lightness that makes it a Lafite. Rich, with good acidity, precision and freshness, this is a slightly zestier version of the 2009 as well as more restrained and structured than that particular vintage. It will need at least 10-12 years of cellaring and keep for 50+ years.

Even if it is useless to redo a classification of the Premiers Grands Crus Classés, many professionals and wine lovers agree that Château Lafite Rothschild occupies the first place. The word that certainly best describes this legendary domain would be “perfection”. A true example of balance, this cru is definitely the finest of the Pauillacs. Less robust than Château Latour or Château Mouton Rothschild, it is distinguished by unparalleled elegance and surprising aromatic freshness. A Château which has given its letters of nobility to Cabernet Sauvignon, thanks to an exceptional terroir, and the latter gives it back.

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