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Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Red Bordeaux-Pauillac 1995

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A very sunny year with a dry summer. Early in September, we had light rains which were good for the grapes. The harvests began at the normal dates with a mature yield. This is an excellent vintage, with particularly fine tannins. It is very elegant with a long palate, and can be aged for a very long time.

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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

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Snooth User: Quentin4
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08/26/2009

Ruby colour. The nose was made of a large aromatic bouquet. On the palate, the acidity was a little high at first, once settled in the glass for a few minutes, the wine start to show some exceptional flavours of cassis, wood and roasted nuts. It is much more balanced than the first time I tried it. It is now developing slowly a mineral style which gives a wonderful texture to the wine. A classic Lafite. Beautiful. QC http://www.questionofwine.blogspot.com


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/17/2011

I have noticed in my tastings that the second wine of Lafite-Rothschild, Carruades de Lafite, has improved over recent years. The 1995 is a 40% Merlot/60% Cabernet Sauvignon blend. It exhibits more of... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1995 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Carruades de Lafite 750ml


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05/06/2009

1er Cru Classé


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/14/2011

Intense aromas of blackberries, black licorice and currants, with mineral undertones. Full-bodied, with a solid core of tannins and a long, silky finish. Still holding back, but is concentrated and powerful. The 1996 is always talked about, but I thi... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1995 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

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. Needs cellaring, but who can wa... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1995 Lafite-Rothschild 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/13/2011

The 1995 Lafite-Rothschild (only one-third of the harvest made it into the final blend) is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc. The wine was showing spectacularly well when I tasted it in November, 1997. It exhibits a... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1995 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml



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A very sunny year with a dry summer. Early in September, we had light rains which were good for the grapes. The harvests began at the normal dates with a mature yield. This is an excellent vintage, with particularly fine tannins. It is very elegant with a long palate, and can be aged for a very long time.

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