Lafite Rothschild 2014 (6x75cl)

Lafite Rothschild 2014 (6x75cl)

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Polished and elegant, full yet fresh, Lafite has produced a very fine wine from the 2014 vintage, with both charm and promise tightly bound in a parcel of restrained black currant and bramble. Notes of struck flint and wild herbs waft in on the nose and a beautifully linear palate make for a wine that has remarkable poise and capacity to develop over the decades. A fine effort from this eminent estate.
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  • Year 2014
  • Colour Red
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • Sub Region Pauillac
  • Designation
  • Classification
  • Pack Size 6x75cl
  • ABV 12.50°
  • Drinking Window 2025 - 2045
  • Drinking Recommendation Not Ready
  • LWIN 101187220140600750
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98 James Suckling  
97 Wine Enthusiast  
95 Decanter  
94-95 Jeff Leve  
95 Wine Advocate  
95 Wine Spectator  
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About Château Lafite Rothschild

Château Lafite-Rothschild is one of the most collectable wines in the world. Purchased in 1868 it has remained continuously in the Rothschild family. Less powerful than Latour and more classical than Mouton, the hallmarks of this wine of wines is a taut, lithe, willowy muscularity, enveloped by transcendent just-ripe black fruit with the perfect sweetness of blackcurrant, black cherry and plum. The scent of Lafite often beguiles its fortunate drinkers and the mythical, irresistible perfume of wonderful cedar, so fresh and elegant, must be experienced to be believed.

Part of Lafite’s centuries-long success lies in its situation on some of the most gravel-dominant terroir in the Médoc. Up to ten metres deep with the stuff in some places, there are a few pockets of aeolian black sand and bedrock of limestone to complete the soils. Naturally conducive to the production of the most unbelievable Cabernet Sauvignon, the Grand Vin of Château Lafite Rothschild is frequently composed of up to 90% of the varietal. Couple this with the outstandingly talented team, headed for 40 years by the imperious Charles Chevallier (until 2018), and we have an estate whose strength lies in its being “a spectrum of flavours rather than a strong expression of any particular one” in the words of Chevallier’s replacement, Eric Kohler.

The 1996 vintage onwards heralded some of the best wines in their history; 2003 and 2009 are notably outstanding. Elegant, fresh, with great fruit purity and remarkable ageing potential. The second wine, Carruades de Lafite, has also been intensely collected over the past decade.

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