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Château Lafite Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2022


Colour: Red
Producer: Château Lafite Rothschild
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pauillac
Grape Variety: Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Lafite Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2022

Tasting Note:

We're going to run out of superlatives… Lafite has provided one of the most handsome, detailed and downright gorgeous wines of the vintage. A wine of epic proportions and rippling muscle, yet so measured and genteel. Initially brooding and introspective, with some coaxing, it starts to reveal a glorious floral bouquet of iris, violets, tobacco, mint and sage, along with pure cassis, graphite and hints of oak spice. The attack is pure blackcurrant infused with minerals, very athletic and cool, with some lovely leafy notes. All tension and class, there's an intensity and purity to the fruit that is so alluring, a certain strictness even. This is very much the complete package, the seamless core glides across the palate offering layers of fruit and minerals before segueing to resonant, linear tannins, which provide enduring length and grip. The precision and clarity here is on another level, and one feels there's still tons in reserve. One of the superstars of the vintage, a wine that captures the noble essence of Cabernet Sauvignon. Quite wonderful! 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot.

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