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

Château Lafite Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2014


Destination

vintage


Broking

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2014

6x75cl

DP

£3,427.22



Château Lafite Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2014

2014

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Château Lafite Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2014

As we have mentioned in our note for Duhart Milon, there is more than a passing resemblance with these wines. Stylistically they are definitely from the same stable, although the Lafite takes this to a different level. Produced from 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, this is intensely Cabernet in character. Dark, minty, cool crème de cassis flavours mingle with hints of potpourri. At this stage it is brooding and difficult to see into, but there is so much raw potential. This is the epitome of classic, noble Pauillac - demure, graceful and unforced; this has such effortless power and length. It does require quite a bit of concentration; initially its form is rather slab-like, but with inspection comes the fine perfume and clear, delineated hedgerow fruit nuances. This is so assured with classical, athletic Lafite lines and a grand, commanding tannic structure. An absolute beauty.

Maturity:
Keep/Drink
ABV:
12.5%

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Allergen Information:
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Château Lafite Rothschild

Château Lafite Rothschild

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Première Cru Classé, is revered throughout the wine-drinking world: a modern-day phenomenon, a super-brand, probably the most recognisable brand from Bordeaux. And lest we forget, maker of some of the most distinguished, impressive, classic wines, anywhere on the planet.

Lafite was well-loved in the British market throughout the 17th century and a favourite amongst many notable dignitaries including Robert Walpole. Through this time the estate belonged to the Ségur family, who also owned Calon Ségur, Phelan Ségur and for a short time Mouton. With such a wine-making dynasty at the helm it is no surprise that the reputation of the estate grew.

By the time of the revolution, the estate was in the hands of a Ségur descendant, Nicolas Pierre de Pichard; however, the guillotine cut short his reign and ended the family's involvement. A string of owners followed, and at the time of the 1855 Classification, Lafite was owned by a Dutch family and under the management an English bank. The Vanlerberghe descendants elected to sell their holding in 1866 to a rather more famous banking empire, the Rothschilds, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Baron Éric de Rothschild stepped down in 2021 after almost 40 years at Lafite. He was succeeded by his daughter, Saskia, who is ably assisted by technical director, Eric Kohler and Jean-Sébastien Philippe. Their wines are outstanding, and rightly lauded for their precision, complexity, and effortless grace. Modern day examples blend classical Pauillac flavours with cutting-edge winemaking technology – the results are sensational.

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