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Château Lafite Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

With succulent, juicy fruit and a gravely minerality throughout, Lafite's2008 Grand Vin has the beautiful elegance so typical of this grandchàteau. Its restrained style sometimes shrouds its brilliance at enprimeur tastings but the 2008 Grand Vin displays all the qualities of a winewhich will develop into a fantastic First Growth: the tannins are ripe andsilky, the cassis-laden fruit is intense and fine, and the savoury finish seemsendless. Time is required to add flesh to the bones of this Lafite but at itspeak it will be stunning.

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

External Reviews for Château Lafite Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/17/2009

The 2008 Lafite Rothschild is one of the most profound young wines I have ever tasted. From a taster's perspective, it is reminiscent of a blend of the 1996 and 2003, but when you compare those vintages analytically, that makes no sense whatsoever. R... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Lafite-Rothschild 6000ml


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

A case of 1 750ML Bottle


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/22/2012

A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, the 2008 exhibits graphite, sandalwood, black and red currant, chocolate and damp earth characteristics in its elegant, medium to full-bodied, fresh, lively p... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Carruades de Lafite 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/18/2012

The 2008 Carruades de Lafite, made from yields of 46 hectoliters per hectare, is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, and 1% Cabernet Franc. Revealing an inky/ruby/purple color that is slightly less dense than the grand vin... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Carruades de Lafite 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/17/2009

This has a very intriguing nose. Already shows complex aromas of currant and crushed berries, with hints of dried flowers. Full-bodied and very chewy, with intense tannins, but polished and velvety. Long and pretty. The finish stays with you a long t... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Lafite-Rothschild 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/24/2009

Dark currant and berries on the nose, with hints of violet. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a medium finish. A little one-dimensional on the palate, but should develop well. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Carruades de Lafite 750ml


External Review
04/07/2010

Intense dark red color. Ripe fruity fresh and especially fine nose. Delicate on entry and offering its typical magical touch the wine is refined with vibrant aromas and a normal body. Melting on the palate and finishing tasty long with refined tannins. Very elegant. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com


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With succulent, juicy fruit and a gravely minerality throughout, Lafite's2008 Grand Vin has the beautiful elegance so typical of this grandchàteau. Its restrained style sometimes shrouds its brilliance at enprimeur tastings but the 2008 Grand Vin displays all the qualities of a winewhich will develop into a fantastic First Growth: the tannins are ripe andsilky, the cassis-laden fruit is intense and fine, and the savoury finish seemsendless. Time is required to add flesh to the bones of this Lafite but at itspeak it will be stunning.

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