Château Lafite Rothschild 2008 Red (Pauillac)
Elegance in a glass, this is very upright in structure with enticing acidity and black berry fruits. It has weight as well as richness. No question about the aging potential of this superb wine.
Château Lafite Rothschild 2004 Red (Pauillac)
Yes, there is power to this wine. But more than that, it exudes authority; a dense and solid wine with an impressive presence and texture. It has a velvet mouthfeel: the tannins are dusty and mineral, alongside fruit flavors of ripe black plums and dark figs, leavened with fresh acidity. The potential, of course, is there: 20 years if you can wait.
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.
Château Lafite Rothschild 2006 Red (Pauillac)
As so often with Lafite, it is power that marks this wine. That, and density of texture. The additional element in this vintage, and at this stage of the wine’s development, is a dominant wood element. The vanilla and tannins from the wood match well with the concentrated tannins of the fruit, which is dark, dense and tight. This is a wine for long-term aging: in…
Château Lafite Rothschild 2012 Barrel sample Red (Pauillac)
95–97. Barrel sample. Full and powerfully concentrated, this wine has dense acidity, sweet black fruits and very fine tannins. The concentration is enormous but it expresses itself through the prism of smooth, velvet-textured tannins.