LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2004
Pauillac - 2004
1er Grand Cru Classé en 1855
75cl
Price: 1 250.00 €
château LAFITE ROTHSCHILD château LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2004 château Pauillac - 2004
1er Grand Cru Classé en 1855
75cl
1 250.00 in_stock






Terreux

Sous-bois

Cassis

Rose
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Version Française Assemblage : 90,5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 0,5% Petit Verdot

Au nez, le vin est discret et s’ouvre doucement. Notes fruitées légèrement confites. En bouche, début ample, puis évolution vers un équilibre généreux, opulent avec une grande élégance. La finale est très longue, suave et soyeuse.

Le Guide Hachette Des Vins 2008 ★★

La renommée de Lafite n'est plus à faire. Surnommé le Vin du Roi sous Louis XV, qui y fut initié par le maréchal de Richelieu, gouverneur de Guyenne, il séduisit également Thomas Jefferson, futur président des États-Unis, lors de son passage en France. Il appartient à la famille d'Éric de Rothschild depuis 1868. Le 2004 se présente dans une robe cerise noire prometteuse. Très concentré, le bouquet exprime de délicats parfums de fleurs (rose, pivoine) avant de déployer une large palette d'arômes allant de la vanille aux fruits (prune) en passant par la liqueur de café. Parfaitement constitué, le palais monte en puissance sur une matière mûre, et révèle des tanins serrés mais bien enrobés. Sa mâche, son élégance et sa finale tout en nuances laissent le souvenir d'un vin d'une grande profondeur, qu'il ne faudra pas hésiter à laisser en cave pendant au moins huit ou dix ans.


English Version Blend: 90,5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 0,5% Petit Verdot

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (171), June 2007: 95/100

This beautiful, stunningly dense purple-colored effort (includes about 90% Cabernet Sauvignon) offers up precise notes of graphite, black cherries, cassis, scorched earth, and minerals. Medium to full-bodied with fabulous fruit, impressive richness, refreshing acidity, and sweet tannin, this beauty should be approachable in 4-5 years, and last for three decades. As Lafite Rothschilds go, this is somewhat of a sleeper vintage. Also tasted: 2004 Carruades de Lafite (88)

James Suckling, Wine Spectator (April 05), April 2005: 92-94/100

Extremely pretty sweet tobacco, currant and hints of oak follow through to full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a long, long finish. Really refined and long. You have to like this Lafite.

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, August 2005: 18/20

Excellent depth of purplish crimson. Something quite sweetly aromatic on the nose - violets? vanilla? Rather more solid than I would have expected from Lafite in a year like this. Definitely earth-bound. Very solid, and lower in acidity than I would expect. While, unlike Mouton, it's obviously Pauillac, it's less obviously Lafite than in some other years. Very dry finish. Very correct but reticent. Drink 2025-38.

 
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Château Lafite Rothschild-1er Cru Classé en 1855-Appellation Pauillac
Château Lafite Rothschild

Without any doubt the famous wine in Bordeaux – and not without reason, as it was classified as Premier des Premiers Crus (first of the first) in the 1855 Classification.

Château Lafite is one of the three unquestioned top wines of Pauillac, together with Latour and Mouton-Rothschild. Predominantly situated around the chateau, the domain has the particularity of also including, by special “derogation”, a parcel situated in the commune of Saint Estèphe – but as this chateau is held in such high esteem by the Bordelais, this slight bend in the rules is overlooked.

Like all great Bordeaux wines, Château Lafite possesses a truly aristocratic personality that often requires several decades before reaching full maturity. Its characteristic bouquet of cedar, almond and violet with a delicate mineral hint – referred to by some as “black graphite” – is underlined by tannins of supreme elegance and exceptional balance and sweetness.

Facts & Figures :
Area under vine : 107 Ha
Production : 210 000 bouteilles
Soil : Graves sur socle calcaire
Grape varieties : 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc et 2% Petit Verdot
Ageing : 18 à 24 mois (100% de barriques neuves)