Bordeaux Red, Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac GCC 1er Cru 2010 Imperial (6 Litre)

Product Number: 12-80448

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Grape 87% Cabernet Sauvignon 13% Merlot
Color Red
Sweetness Dry
Body Full-Bodied
Tasting Note RP 98/100 The 2010 Lafite Rothschild, a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot (a 3% difference from the barrel sample shown two years ago), achieved relatively high alcohol of 13.32%, according to administrator Charles Chevalier. The wine is very impressive, not as fleshy, flamboyant and massive as the 2009, but nevertheless, a big, rich, full-throttle Lafite-Rothschild meant to age a half century or more. Deep purple, with notes of white chocolate, mocha, cedar and charcoal as well as hints of vanillin and creme de cassis, the wine is full-bodied yet has that ethereal lightness that makes it a Lafite. Rich, with good acidity, precision and freshness, this is a slightly zestier version of the 2009 as well as more restrained and structured than that particular vintage. It will need at least 10-12 years of cellaring and keep for 50+ years. WS 97/100 Rather tight, with an alluring whiff of cocoa that lures you in before disappearing into the core of steeped plum, roasted fig and blackberry coulis notes. Sandalwood, black tea and loam elements fill in on the long and expansive finish. This seems to be lying in wait for what could be a very long time in the cellar before unfurling fully. Best from 2018 through 2045. NM 99+/100 The Lafite-Rothschild 2010 is a blend of 87.2% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot. It has a very sophisticated bouquet that demands a little more encouragement compared to the Mouton-Rothschild tasted earlier on this day. But it is worth the effort as it reveals wonderful graphite infused black fruit that boast bewitching focus and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy, firm tannins that encase some fabulous, exuberant Cabernet Sauvignon: blackberry, a touch of fresh date, Christmas cake and kirsch. It is extremely well focused, less flamboyant than the 2009, but utterly harmonious and “complete”. This is a future legend that will vie with the 2009 Lafite. Spellbinding! Tasted November 2012. Other Critic Score:- Decanter : 100 /100 Wine Enthusiast : 100 /100 James Suckling : 99 /100 Jeannie Cho Lee : 98 /100 Gilbert & Gaillard : 97 /100 Jean-Marc Quarin : 96 /100 Stephen Tanzer : 96 /100 Gault & Millau : 19 /20 Jancis Robinson : 18 /20
Rating RP:98 WS:97 WE:100
Size 600cl



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