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Château Lafite Rothschild





Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Lafite Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2007

12x75cl £6,300.00

1 case Equiv. £525.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

The Grand Vin of Lafite stands out as one of the finest wines in 2007. Inky dark in appearance with a narrow rim that shows less vibrancy of purple, hinting already at something more substantial. The nose is not overly expressive at this early stage, but shows delicate herbs and spice, and brambly, blueberry fruit. It all happens on the palate: immediately deep and complex, with broad flavours of smoke and terroir, a weighty structure and very smooth tannins. There is lots of savoury character and a fine gravely texture, the beautiful damson fruit is fully ripe and persistent, lingering; fresh and clean throughout, the acidity is balanced and the palate finishes with notes of tobacco and chocolate. This is the apogee of both terroir and winemaking skill, full of power but clothed in elegance, and will age better than any other wine in 2007. 38% of the harvest will be bottled as Grand Vin. A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot.

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