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    Lafite Rothschild

    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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    Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,259.74
    2010

    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    This smells like a bouquet of flowers with blueberries and currants and spices. Full body, yet agile and refined. So fine and pretty. It's balanced and in harmony. Savory. A smoky, decadent and meat undertone.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95.0 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,259.74
    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,144.87
    2010

    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    This smells like a bouquet of flowers with blueberries and currants and spices. Full body, yet agile and refined. So fine and pretty. It's balanced and in harmony. Savory. A smoky, decadent and meat undertone.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95.0 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,144.87
    Lafite Rothschild 2010 (3x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £6,772.07
    2010

    Lafite Rothschild 2010 (3x150cl)

    Decanter (100)

    Inky colour, more so than in many years of Lafite, imprinted by the vintage. It is at this level, in these type of years, where you see why these terroirs have stood out for centuries. We are in a crowded field of excellence in Pauillac in 2010, and yet still the First Growths manage to deliver an extra heartbeat of brilliance. This is still extremely closed, and I have no hesitation in saying that when Lafite is planning its 250th anniversary celebrations that this will be one of the wines that it chooses, just as we all marvelled at the 1893 in the summer of 2018. Blocks of liquorice and black chocolate come through alongside the tannins, standing guard to ensure the fruits don't escape before they are ready to do so. There are vintages where Lafite is sculpted, liquid elegance (like 2017, speaking of one I have recently tasted), and where it stands out against the vintage, and then there are other years when it epitomises why the vintage is so good, and that is where we are here. It has less obvious muscles than the Latour but every bit of the strength.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 100.0 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £6,772.07
    Lafite Rothschild 2010 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £6,011.27
    2010

    Lafite Rothschild 2010 (6x75cl)

    Decanter (100)

    Inky colour, more so than in many years of Lafite, imprinted by the vintage. It is at this level, in these type of years, where you see why these terroirs have stood out for centuries. We are in a crowded field of excellence in Pauillac in 2010, and yet still the First Growths manage to deliver an extra heartbeat of brilliance. This is still extremely closed, and I have no hesitation in saying that when Lafite is planning its 250th anniversary celebrations that this will be one of the wines that it chooses, just as we all marvelled at the 1893 in the summer of 2018. Blocks of liquorice and black chocolate come through alongside the tannins, standing guard to ensure the fruits don't escape before they are ready to do so. There are vintages where Lafite is sculpted, liquid elegance (like 2017, speaking of one I have recently tasted), and where it stands out against the vintage, and then there are other years when it epitomises why the vintage is so good, and that is where we are here. It has less obvious muscles than the Latour but every bit of the strength.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100.0 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £6,011.27
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,523.00
    2010

    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    This smells like a bouquet of flowers with blueberries and currants and spices. Full body, yet agile and refined. So fine and pretty. It's balanced and in harmony. Savory. A smoky, decadent and meat undertone.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95.0 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,523.00
    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,774.00
    2010

    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    This smells like a bouquet of flowers with blueberries and currants and spices. Full body, yet agile and refined. So fine and pretty. It's balanced and in harmony. Savory. A smoky, decadent and meat undertone.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95.0 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,774.00
    Lafite Rothschild 2010 (3x150cl)
    In Bond: £5,630.00
    2010

    Lafite Rothschild 2010 (3x150cl)

    Decanter (100)

    Inky colour, more so than in many years of Lafite, imprinted by the vintage. It is at this level, in these type of years, where you see why these terroirs have stood out for centuries. We are in a crowded field of excellence in Pauillac in 2010, and yet still the First Growths manage to deliver an extra heartbeat of brilliance. This is still extremely closed, and I have no hesitation in saying that when Lafite is planning its 250th anniversary celebrations that this will be one of the wines that it chooses, just as we all marvelled at the 1893 in the summer of 2018. Blocks of liquorice and black chocolate come through alongside the tannins, standing guard to ensure the fruits don't escape before they are ready to do so. There are vintages where Lafite is sculpted, liquid elegance (like 2017, speaking of one I have recently tasted), and where it stands out against the vintage, and then there are other years when it epitomises why the vintage is so good, and that is where we are here. It has less obvious muscles than the Latour but every bit of the strength.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 100.0 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £5,630.00
    Lafite Rothschild 2010 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £4,996.00
    2010

    Lafite Rothschild 2010 (6x75cl)

    Decanter (100)

    Inky colour, more so than in many years of Lafite, imprinted by the vintage. It is at this level, in these type of years, where you see why these terroirs have stood out for centuries. We are in a crowded field of excellence in Pauillac in 2010, and yet still the First Growths manage to deliver an extra heartbeat of brilliance. This is still extremely closed, and I have no hesitation in saying that when Lafite is planning its 250th anniversary celebrations that this will be one of the wines that it chooses, just as we all marvelled at the 1893 in the summer of 2018. Blocks of liquorice and black chocolate come through alongside the tannins, standing guard to ensure the fruits don't escape before they are ready to do so. There are vintages where Lafite is sculpted, liquid elegance (like 2017, speaking of one I have recently tasted), and where it stands out against the vintage, and then there are other years when it epitomises why the vintage is so good, and that is where we are here. It has less obvious muscles than the Latour but every bit of the strength.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100.0 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £4,996.00

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