Château Lafite Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2005

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Here's the best Lafite in ages. It's a polished Bordeaux, extremely sophisticated and harmonious, with blackberry, dark chocolate and olive aromas.... Read more

Slightly disappointing for Lafite, this has medium body, fine tannins and pretty aromas and flavors of tobacco, cedar and fruit. Though lacking in ... Read more

It's a feature of this vintage that two heavy hitters, Lafite and Pétrus, just scraped into the 90-point category, while some other famous names, i... Read more

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External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Here's the best Lafite in ages. It's a polished Bordeaux, extremely sophisticated and harmonious, with blackberry, dark chocolate and olive aromas. Full-bodied and very silky, with a lovely fruity chocolate aftertaste. Best after 2000, but who can wait?


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Slightly disappointing for Lafite, this has medium body, fine tannins and pretty aromas and flavors of tobacco, cedar and fruit. Though lacking in fruit and tannin concentration, it's elegant and supple, giving plenty of pleasure. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

It's a feature of this vintage that two heavy hitters, Lafite and Pétrus, just scraped into the 90-point category, while some other famous names, including La Mission Haut-Brion and Cheval Blanc, failed to make it. Lafite made it by virtue of its intensity, but the flavors have a strange caramel and leather quality. A good wine, but nowhere near the quality of the breathtaking 1996.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

This dark purple-colored 1995 displays the quintessentially elegant Lafite style in both the aromatics and flavors. Subtle lead pencil, blackcurrant, and cedary notes emerge from the wine's bouquet with coaxing. In the mouth, it is beautifully knit, medium-bodied, suave, and elegant, with no intention of being flamboyant and/or over-sized. This is a textbook, classic Lafite-Rothschild that should reward 10-20 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2035.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Dark ruby-red. Sappy, expressive aromas of cherry, plum, minerals, woodsmoke and game, plus an exotic suggestion of baked apple. Rather subtle on the attack, then quickly expands to fill the mouth. A big, deep, very rich vintage for Lafite, unusually generous at this early stage and extremely long on the aftertaste. But went into a shell with aeration, and showed a hint of tobacco leaf vegetility. Finishing noters of coconut, woodsmoke and tobacco add flavor interest.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Tight and tannic, with nice spice and prune aromas and flavors, this is graceful and becomes more generous, deep and rich with every sip. A classy wine that won't overwhelm you with flavor, but is has all the pieces to become elegant and complex with cellaring past 2000 to 2005. Tasted twice.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The 1990 Lafite was our No. 10 wine in 1993. One of the top wines in the 1994 vintage, its breed and finesse cannot be denied. Silky and elegant with layers of wonderful violet, berry, cherry and chocolate flavors, refined tannins and good length.


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08/28/2010

Winemaker's Notes:

The immense class is clear to see. The silky, incredibly concentrated and<br/>elegant brambly fruit is wonderfully fragrant with lovely minerality and hints<br/>of cedar. The super-ripe tannins are accompanied by layers and layers of fruit<br/>alongside a freshness and firm acidity. This is like a sleeping giant with many<br/>of its glorious elements hiding from view, like hidden treasure. Even so it is<br/>utterly compelling, with each taste a PhD of Claret. Drink 2020-2050. BBR<br/>Score: 20/20. Wine Spectator: 95-100/100.

The immense class is clear to see. The silky, incredibly concentrated and<br/>elegant brambly fruit is wonderfully fragrant with lovely minerality and hints<br/>of cedar. The super-ripe tannins are accompanied by layers and layers of fruit<br/>alongside a freshness and firm acidity. This is like a sleeping giant with many<br/>of its glorious elements hiding from view, like hidden treasure. Even so it is<br/>utterly compelling, with each taste a PhD of Claret. Drink 2020-2050. BBR<br/>Score: 20/20. Wine Spectator: 95-100/100.

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