Château Lafite Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 1949

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Taylor & Norton Wine Merchants
Sonoma, CA (2,500 mi)
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A lean, firm, elegant Bordeaux, with a floral, perfumed aroma and light cherry and spice flavors. Very pleasant and crisp in texture... Wine Specta... Read more

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/18/2012

A lean, firm, elegant Bordeaux, with a floral, perfumed aroma and light cherry and spice flavors. Very pleasant and crisp in texture... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1949 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml


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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%. Length of ageing in oak barrels : 18 to 20 months, including 100% new barrels Average annual production : 15,000 to 25,000 cases per year

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%. Length of ageing in oak barrels : 18 to 20 months, including 100% new barrels Average annual production : 15,000 to 25,000 cases per year

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