Lafite Rothschild 2014

Lafite Rothschild 2014

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Color:

Red

Size:

75 cl

Type:

Wine

Country:

France

Region:

Bordeaux

Classification:

Pauillac

1er Grand cru classé Pauillac

Notation

RP 95/100 Vinos 95/100 JS 98/100 JR 17.5/20

Description

The 2014 Lafite-Rothschild, tasted with head winemaker Eric Kohler, has retained that very opulent and outgoing bouquet that dare I say actually reminded me of Mouton-Rothschild. There are layers of blackberry and boysenberry fruit, still that hint of juniper berry, certainly a more extrovert Lafite-Rothschild compared to recent vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, very focused and quite linear, again with plenty of black fruit laced with cedar and tobacco. It begins to clam up towards the saline finish, suggesting that it will need several years in bottle, but I still have high expectations for this First Growth once afforded several years in bottle.

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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