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Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Pre-Arrival 2011

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"A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot (harvested between September 3-21), the 2011 Lafite Rothschild came in at 12.6% natural alcohol (considerably lower than in 2010 and 2009). Exhibiting a deep ruby/purple color, lots of crushed rock, red and black currant, forest floor and underbrush characteristics, moderate tannin and medium body, it is built somewhat along the lines of the 1999 and 2001..."*-Wine Advocate (90-93 points)**We will notify you on arrival Summer 2014*

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Château Lafite Rothschild:
  Chateau Lafite Rothschild grew from a 180 acre winery to a massive company spanning multiple countries and producing 35,000 cases of wine annually. When Baron James de Rothschild purchased Chateau Lafite on August 8th, 1868, he was purchasing land that was already full of history. According to the 1855 classification, Chateau Lafite was ranked among the first among the First Growths,... Read more
  Chateau Lafite Rothschild grew from a 180 acre winery to a massive company spanning multiple countries and producing 35,000 cases of wine annually. When Baron James de Rothschild purchased Chateau Lafite on August 8th, 1868, he was purchasing land that was already full of history. According to the 1855 classification, Chateau Lafite was ranked among the first among the First Growths, meaning that it made the best, most expensive wine at the time. Though James de Rothschild didn’t live long enough to see his winery prosper, since he died just three months after founding the chateau, his offspring have preserved the chateau’s high standing for generations. The winery’s first major purchase took place in 1962, when they bought the dying Chateau Duhart-Milton. By that time, the once-thriving vineyard had only 42 acres to its name, but Chateau Lafite Rothschild breathed new life into the property, upgrading the equipment and replanting much of the vines. 1984 marked the start of a long chain of purchases, with Chateau Rieussec in 1984, Vina Los Vascos, in Chile, in 1988, and Chateau l’Evangile in 1990. By 1999, they began restoring the Aussieres Estate, a massive 1,500 acre plot, and in 2008 they announced plans to create a winery in Penglai, China. After all this, Baron Eric de Rothschild, the current owner of the estate, continues to look forward toward the future, with new markets, like China, just over the horizon. Read less

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/19/2012

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/25/2012

80% cabernet sauvignon and 20% merlot from vines with an average age of 40 years. The early harvest at Lafite began with Cabernet Sauvignon on September 3rd and finished on September 21st (about a month earlier than 2010). Very dark ruby in color wit... John Sweeney. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Lafite-Rothschild 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/20/2013

A powerful wine with dark and dry tannins. It has a great depth of fruit flavor with immense and concentrated weight and a structure that is for long-term aging. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

A powerful wine with dark and dry tannins. It has a great depth of fruit flavor, with immense and concentrated weight, and a structure that is for long-term aging. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Lafite-Rothschild 1500ml



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"A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot (harvested between September 3-21), the 2011 Lafite Rothschild came in at 12.6% natural alcohol (considerably lower than in 2010 and 2009). Exhibiting a deep ruby/purple color, lots of crushed rock, red and black currant, forest floor and underbrush characteristics, moderate tannin and medium body, it is built somewhat along the lines of the 1999 and 2001..."*-Wine Advocate (90-93 points)**We will notify you on arrival Summer 2014*

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