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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Lafite Rothschild

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Pauillac

Grape Blend:

Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot | Cab. Franc | Petit Verdot

Château Lafite Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2015

6x75cl £2,880.00

2 cases

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Tasting Note:

We are huge admirers of Lafite and Duhart Milon. This is always one of the highlights of our primeur tastings, so we were slightly puzzled by the 2015s; Charles Chevalier's last vintage as technical director. Normally the wines have a gravitas, athleticism and muscularity, but these wines seem relatively delicate and floral with none of that brooding power. 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and just 9% Merlot makes up the final blend. This sleek, refined Lafite is rather atypical. There is a beautiful reserved bouquet of violets, roses, wild berries and minerals. It is difficult to assess as it is so taut and linear and slow to reveal itself. It is undoubtedly handsome with its restrained mineral infused fruit core and svelte texture. It is an understated example, and we feel it needs to put on weight during elevage to become an impressive Lafite.

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