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  • ST: 80

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Pauillac-Chalone Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac Réserve Spéciale Domaine Rothschild 2002

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After average weather conditions in August, September and October were sunny, dry and warm. As a result, these conditions allowed for a later harvest for the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Cabernet Franc, and all left bank wines. It is in Médoc and Graves that we find the best 2002 vintages! Intense and brilliant red purple colour, a rich and complex nose, blending ripe fruit (cassis, black cherries) with discreetly toasted spicy notes. An ample and fleshy wine with strong tannins and intense and full aromas. It has long finish with notes of liquorice.

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Snooth User: Philip James
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4.00 5
10/27/2007

Slightly musty nose, very restrained (although this was tried post Harlan Estate). Displays some excellent minerality and finishes on drying tannins. Tasted at the New York Wine Experience


Snooth User: davidtsr
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3.00 5
08/10/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Pauillac-Chalone Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac Réserve Spéciale Domaine Rothschild

External Review
02/14/2011

A brilliant offering and a candidate for wine of the vintage, this is classic Lafite that reminded me somewhat of the 1976, although the vintage conditions were completely different. This is a medium-weight, quintessentially elegant style of Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings/graphite along with black currants, plums, and crushed rocks/mineral. Wonderfully pure, dense, with a deep ruby/purple color and loads of fruit, definition, and a long finish, this is a brilliant, elegant Lafite Rothschild that builds incrementally in the mouth and has more power and density than it initially seems. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025.


External Review
06/20/2014

Bubbling over with crushed berries currants and spices with tobacco notes. Beautiful. Full-bodied with gorgeously velvety tannins and a long finish of pretty fruit. This is a racy yet elegant Lafite. Classy... Wine Spectator.


External Review
06/20/2014

A brilliant offering and a candidate for wine of the vintage this is classic Lafite...This is a medium-weight quintessentially elegant style of Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings/graphite along with black currants plums and crushed rocks/mineral. Wonderfully pure dense with a deep ruby/purple color and loads of fruit definition and a long finish this is a brilliant elegant Lafite Rothschild that builds incrementally in the mouth and has more power and density than it initially s


External Review
05/19/2012

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2002 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Carruades de Lafite 750ml


External Review
06/20/2014

Subdued but pure aromas of currant plum minerals graphite and sexy coconutty oak; showed a floral note with aeration. Extremely suave fine-grained and concentrated with a strong spine of acidity. Finishes firmly tannic subtle and very long. This should develop slowly. 92(+?) points Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
10/08/2010

A brilliant offering and a candidate for wine of the vintage, this is classic Lafite...This is a medium-weight, quintessentially elegant style of Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings/graphite along with black currants, plums, and crushed rocks/m... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2002 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml


External Review
04/12/2011

A brilliant offering and a candidate for wine of the vintage, this is classic Lafite that reminded me somewhat of the 1976, although the vintage conditions were completely different.



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After average weather conditions in August, September and October were sunny, dry and warm. As a result, these conditions allowed for a later harvest for the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Cabernet Franc, and all left bank wines. It is in Médoc and Graves that we find the best 2002 vintages! Intense and brilliant red purple colour, a rich and complex nose, blending ripe fruit (cassis, black cherries) with discreetly toasted spicy notes. An ample and fleshy wine with strong tannins and intense and full aromas. It has long finish with notes of liquorice.

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