Château Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac Premier Grand Cru Classé France Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc 1983

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...The intoxicatingly perfumed nose of lead pencil, pain grille, red and black fruits, minerals, and roasted herbs is provocative. In the mouth, th... Read more

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External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/24/2009

1er Cru Classé


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/11/2009

1er Cru ClassŽ


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/11/2010

...The intoxicatingly perfumed nose of lead pencil, pain grille, red and black fruits, minerals, and roasted herbs is provocative. In the mouth, this wine displays considerable body for a Lafite, plenty of power, and a fleshy, rich, sweet mid-palate.... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1983 Lafite-Rothschild 6000ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/13/2011

Finally, the 1983 Lafite is beginning to shed its tannin. The wine exhibits a deep ruby/garnet color with only a slight lightening at the edge. The intoxicatingly perfumed nose of lead pencil, pain grille, red and black fruits, minerals, and roasted ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1983 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/25/2009

Another excellent vintage for Lafite. Extremely fresh, with lovely blackberry and cassis character, a medium body and full tannins... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1983 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml


Winemaker's Notes:

The quality of Château Lafite Rothschild needs no introduction. As early as 1815, Abraham Lawton had already designated it as leader: “I ranked it as being the most elegant and delicate, with the finest body of the three (leading wines)” he qualified in 1855. As to Château Lafite traits shared by all vintage years, it was an enlightened amateur that summed it up best by saying “...whatever the case, all the Château Lafite wines have an almond and violet aroma!” Grape varietals : Cabernet Sauvignon 80 to 95%, Merlot 5 to 20%, Cabernet franc and Petit Verdot 0 to 3%. Note that there are a few differing cases such as vintage 1994 : 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot, vintage 1961 : 100% of Cabernet Sauvignon Length of ageing in oak barrels : 18 to 20 months, including 100% new barrels

The quality of Château Lafite Rothschild needs no introduction. As early as 1815, Abraham Lawton had already designated it as leader: “I ranked it as being the most elegant and delicate, with the finest body of the three (leading wines)” he qualified in 1855. As to Château Lafite traits shared by all vintage years, it was an enlightened amateur that summed it up best by saying “...whatever the case, all the Château Lafite wines have an almond and violet aroma!” Grape varietals : Cabernet Sauvignon 80 to 95%, Merlot 5 to 20%, Cabernet franc and Petit Verdot 0 to 3%. Note that there are a few differing cases such as vintage 1994 : 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot, vintage 1961 : 100% of Cabernet Sauvignon Length of ageing in oak barrels : 18 to 20 months, including 100% new barrels

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