Lafite Rothschild

Lafite Rothschild

Selection: Red

Vintage: 2007

Score: 94

Drink: Now-2035

Price: $2,260.50 excl. GST

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$2,260.50 excl. GST
Size 1500ml
Format Bottle
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  • Tasting Notes

Description

Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits’ 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Lafite-Rothschild has an elegant cigar box bouquet, with dusky black fruit and a touch of antique bureau—just classic Lafite. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, cedar and tobacco infusing the black fruit, classic in style with a conservative yet focused finish that lingers in the mouth. This is certainly the most subtle First Growth, but one of the most refined too—a sophisticated but understated Lafite-Rothschild that will age with discrete style.

– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 94

 

The 2007 Lafite-Rothschild is a strong performer in what was a challenging growing season. At 11 years of age the 2007 is beginning to drink well with blackberry, briary, graphite and smoke on the nose, perhaps still that old touch of antique bureau. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannins and tobacco, well balanced yet typically understated on the finish. The 2007 is not the greatest Lafite-Rothschild for sure, but it should offer 15 to 20 years of drinking pleasure. Tasted blind at dinner in Bordeaux.

– Neal Martin, Vinous.com, Score: 93

 

A big, juicy wine for the vintage, with spice, sweet tobacco and plum aromas and flavors. Full, long and rich, with a soft texture. A little tight, but should develop nicely in the bottle. Best after 2014. 20,085 cases made.

– James Molesworth, Winespectator.com, Score: 91

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