Château Lafite Rothschild 2004 Barrel sample Red (Pauillac)
96-98 A beautiful wine, concentrated and intense without tasting in any way extracted or forced. It has tannins, certainly, very dark and concentrated, but the fruit is black, powerful, rich, yet still maintaining purity and a sense of minerality from the vineyard.
Château Lafite Rothschild 2008 Barrel sample Red (Pauillac)
96-98 Barrel sample. Very dense, a muscular wine, very concentrated. It has a superb texture of velvet, while still keeping an abundance of dry tannins. There is power here, solid and dense structure, but there are also bright fruits. Vivid, concentrated.
Château Lafite Rothschild 2006 Barrel sample Red (Pauillac)
95-97 Barrel Sample The fruit here is so rich, so juicy that it seems almost ready to drink now—until the tannins kick in. They power down on those delicious fruits, giving them a burst of structure, new wood and spice.