|San Francisco Wine Trading Company||USD 1199.00 $698.00 750ml|
100k RUR 375ml
Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pre-Sale France Bordeaux Haut Medoc Pauillac Red 1997
On 8 September, Lafite took out the shears to clip the first Merlots: this early season came after ideal weather in the winter and in the spring. On the other hand, the summer turned out rather rainy. Fortunately, like the year before, the harvest was welcomed with sunny skies. This is one of the longest harvests that Lafite has ever conducted. Sorting was performed attentively in order to verify the health of the grapes. The wine has a spicy bouquet, a silky and sweet palate, with a fruity and full finish. The maturity of this delicious vintage will certainly come sooner than its two older siblings, 1995 and 1996.
we had this with dominos and chicken wings and i must say it was outstandingly barnyardy and enhanced the chickeny livestocky flavors and especially teh woody oakiness of the bbq sauce.. outstanding value..
Decanted 4 hours and still needed to breathe more. Beautiful garnet color and great balance. nose of graphite, forest funk and tobacco. suble toasted oak on the palette with concentrated cherry and notes of baking spices. very powerful, long-lasting finish. left a great perfume on the palate with notes of tobacco.
External Reviews for Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pre-Sale France Bordeaux Haut Medoc Pauillac Red
Wonderfully complex on the nose, with licorice, spice, berry and tobacco character. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a delicious finish... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1997 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml
...gorgeously sweet, expansive perfume of cedar wood, black currants, lead pencil, and minerals. What follows is a fat mid-palate, medium body, explosive fruit and richness, soft tannin, and a velvety texture. It is a beautiful, compelling Lafite-Rot... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1997 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml
Very good deep red color. Complex aromas of black cherry, currant, chocolate, herbs, licorice and tobacco leaf. Fairly sweet and dense on the palate, with very good concentration and firm acidity for the year. This is aged in 100% new oak, but the wo... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1997 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml
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Notes: 100% new oak barrels
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