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Pauillac Premier Cru Classe Château Lafite Rothschild 2001

Winemaker's Notes:

After a moist winter and mild temperatures, early budding was no surprise, coming a week before the average date. The grapevines flowered well and uniformly on the normal dates. Diseases affecting the grapevines after moist winters could not take hold, thanks to an arid spring and the intense technical efforts through treatments. The grapes matured slowly, a week later than usual, and maturity was not uniform. Fortunately, good weather in September allowed us to extend the harvest and place extraordinary attention on sorting the grapes. Very early tasting of the vintage reveals a wine somewhat less opulent that its 2000 brother, but nonetheless elegant and harmonious, with powerful and ripe tannins, a pure fruity aroma and a satisfying finish. This vintage year is currently being aged in barrels.

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

Member Reviews for Pauillac Premier Cru Classe Château Lafite Rothschild

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Snooth User: Imperial97
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3.00 5
01/15/2008

A good wine to drink, but I've had better. Maybe I had opened a badly stored bottle.


Snooth User: justatip
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3.00 5
01/31/2008

Three glasses


External Reviews for Pauillac Premier Cru Classe Château Lafite Rothschild

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

...Sexy aromas of raspberry cedar coconut minerals lead pencil chocolate and tobacco leaf. Juicy lively and penetrating with sharply delineated flavors of blackberry raspberry and rose petal. Boasts the classic inner-mouth energy of this great first growth but also grew increasingly silky with extended aeration. Finishes with tongue-coating tannins and superb lift. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2011

The 2001 Lafite Rothschild's deep, saturated plum/purple color is accompanied by lead pencil liqueur-like notes intermixed with sweet red and black currants, plums, and cedar. This blend of 86.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13.5% Merlot is a classic examp... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2001 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/13/2012

Fresh and focused, with violet, berry and cherry character. Medium body, with silky tannins and a clean finish... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2001 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Carruades de Lafite 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/08/2010

...accompanied by lead pencil liqueur-like notes intermixed with sweet red and black currants, plums, and cedar. This blend of 86.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13.5% Merlot is a classic example of Lafite. Extremely elegant, medium-bodied, with intense co... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2001 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml


External Review
05/29/2011

The 2001 Lafite Rothschild s deep, saturated plum/purple color is accompanied by lead pencil liqueur-like notes intermixed with sweet red and black currants, plums, and cedar. This blend of 86.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13.5% Merlot is a classic example of Lafite. Extremely elegant, medium-bodied, with intense concentration, richness, and sweet tannin, it appears to be on a rapid evolutionary track, at least in comparison to recent Lafite vintages that have been far more backward and powerful. The classy 2001 should be at its finest between 2007-2020.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The 2001 Lafite Rothschild s deep saturated plum/purple color is accompanied by lead pencil liqueur-like notes intermixed with sweet red and black currants plums and cedar. This blend of 86.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13.5% Merlot is a classic example of Lafite. Extremely elegant medium-bodied with intense concentration richness and sweet tannin it appears to be on a rapid evolutionary track at least in comparison to recent Lafite vintages that have been far more backward and powerful. Th



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After a moist winter and mild temperatures, early budding was no surprise, coming a week before the average date. The grapevines flowered well and uniformly on the normal dates. Diseases affecting the grapevines after moist winters could not take hold, thanks to an arid spring and the intense technical efforts through treatments. The grapes matured slowly, a week later than usual, and maturity was not uniform. Fortunately, good weather in September allowed us to extend the harvest and place extraordinary attention on sorting the grapes. Very early tasting of the vintage reveals a wine somewhat less opulent that its 2000 brother, but nonetheless elegant and harmonious, with powerful and ripe tannins, a pure fruity aroma and a satisfying finish. This vintage year is currently being aged in barrels.

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