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Château Lafite Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

"...candidate for “wine of the vintage.”...There is not a hard edge to be found in this inky/purple-colored wine displaying notes of charcoal, incense, black currants, and licorice. In the mouth, it represents a liqueur of black fruits offered in a remarkably full-bodied, incredibly elegant, lush style. Expansive, savory, staggeringly concentrated, and voluptuous as well as wonderfully precise with a hint of minerality, this sensational wine’s technical numbers are off the charts. Is this a replay of the 1959? Although it will be surprisingly approachable in its youth, this is a 50-100-year wine...98-100" WA 04/10 "Very intense aromas of mint, tar, and blueberries that turn to black currants. Full bodied and very tight with polished and velvety tannins and a long finish. I really love the length on this. A classic. Barrel sample. 98+" JamesSuckling.com 1/11

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
03/03/2012

82.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 0.5% Petit Verdot. This massive wine is very deep purple in color and impressively concentrated. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, dark chocolate, coffee, and cherry. This is a very complete wine from start to f... John Sweeney. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml


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

1 x 6000ML Impériale


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

1 x 3000ML Double-Magnum


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

The 2009 Lafite Rothschild is a candidate for "wine of the vintage." Although the 2003 was powerful (12.9% alcohol), the 2009 came in at 13.4% alcohol. It is a blend of 82.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot. Only 45% of the ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Lafite-Rothschild 1500ml


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

1 x 750ML Bottle


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

1 x 1500ML Magnum


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

1 x 375ML Half Bottle



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"...candidate for “wine of the vintage.”...There is not a hard edge to be found in this inky/purple-colored wine displaying notes of charcoal, incense, black currants, and licorice. In the mouth, it represents a liqueur of black fruits offered in a remarkably full-bodied, incredibly elegant, lush style. Expansive, savory, staggeringly concentrated, and voluptuous as well as wonderfully precise with a hint of minerality, this sensational wine’s technical numbers are off the charts. Is this a replay of the 1959? Although it will be surprisingly approachable in its youth, this is a 50-100-year wine...98-100" WA 04/10 "Very intense aromas of mint, tar, and blueberries that turn to black currants. Full bodied and very tight with polished and velvety tannins and a long finish. I really love the length on this. A classic. Barrel sample. 98+" JamesSuckling.com 1/11

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