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Château Lafite Rothschild





Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Lafite Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2011

3x3L £6,600.00

1 case Equiv. £2,200.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Cast aside any preconceptions you have of this brand and its dominance in the Chinese market - this is a very grand vin. Along with the magnificent Latour, the 2011 Lafite Rothschild is the most impressive of the First Growths (a similar story to 2010). As with all great young vintages of Lafite, there is an impenetrability to this wine. Initially it is stubborn and challenging, but with coaxing it unveils a deeply complex aromatic profile of crushed rocks, crème de mûre, violets and a graphity minerality. Cool, composed and complex; the palate is profound with lashings of black and blue fruit and gravelly notes. Intense, sinewy, athletic, this becomes more and more perfumed with aeration; it has such impressive concentration, but the structure is very fine, with elegant, lacy Pauillac tannins; uber refined and finishes with sweet complex dark berry fruits. A tremendously focussed Lafite that will reward patience.

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