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Chateau Lafite Rothschild Futures 2006
Tasted immediately after opening. Nice nose of red currant and graphite with firm acidity and tannins. Obviously still young. After about half an hour, fruit really starting to show. 3 hours after, still fairly tannic and acidity up—still fairly closed, but good rustic fruit on the finish. 5 hours after, closed, but becoming more and more classic in character.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Chateau Lafite Rothschild Futures
One of the fabulous surprises, although I had suggested last year that it could jump in quality, of my tastings, the 2006 Lafite Rothschild is a great, great wine made from a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot. When I tasted it from barrel, it reminded me of their successful 1988, but it is dramatically superior to that vintage. Frankly, it may turn out to be as good as the 2005, which in all of Bordeaux is a far greater vintage than 2006. Lafite?s severe selection process (42% made it into the grand vin) resulted in a full-bodied wine boasting an extraordinary perfume of charcoal, truffles, lead pencil shavings, and sensationally sweet, ripe black currant and cedar notes. A wine of extraordinary intensity, texture, and depth with silky tannins as well as awesome concentration, this has turned out to be a remarkable Lafite Rothschild that should be drinkable much earlier than the 2005, but age for three decades. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2035+.