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Barons de Lafite Rothschild Reserve Speciale Bordeaux White 2004

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Our favorite White Bordeaux. Great aroma with a balanced finish. Read more

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Snooth User: jamesp0920
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01/07/2012

Our favorite White Bordeaux. Great aroma with a balanced finish.


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Berry Bros & Rudd review: Only 39% of production was used for the Grand Vin and with a whopping 90.5% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend (the balance being 9% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot) the 2004 Lafite needed little introduction. This wine has one of the most exciting noses - intense, spicy, pure cassis and a generous helping of creamy vanilla. The palate is just as exciting, exhibiting terrific concentration and a hint of warm new oak which leads to an intense, linear core of lively blackcurrants and layers of intriguing minerality. The Cabernet was very evident on the finish with the varietys characteristically firm tannins taking over at the end, making this one for the long term.

Berry Bros & Rudd review: Only 39% of production was used for the Grand Vin and with a whopping 90.5% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend (the balance being 9% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot) the 2004 Lafite needed little introduction. This wine has one of the most exciting noses - intense, spicy, pure cassis and a generous helping of creamy vanilla. The palate is just as exciting, exhibiting terrific concentration and a hint of warm new oak which leads to an intense, linear core of lively blackcurrants and layers of intriguing minerality. The Cabernet was very evident on the finish with the varietys characteristically firm tannins taking over at the end, making this one for the long term.

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