Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 2006

Item
17850
Size Pack
750 ml
$1,150.00
Case of 12
$12,420.00

Details

One of the fabulous surprises, although I had suggested last year that it could jump in quality, of my tastings, the 2006 Lafite Rothschild is a great, great wine made from a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot. When I tasted it from barrel, it reminded me of their successful 1988, but it is dramatically superior to that vintage. Frankly, it may turn out to be as good as the 2005, which in all of Bordeaux is a far greater vintage than 2006. Lafite’s severe selection process (42% made it into the grand vin) resulted in a full-bodied wine boasting an extraordinary perfume of charcoal, truffles, lead pencil shavings, and sensationally sweet, ripe black currant and cedar notes. A wine of extraordinary intensity, texture, and depth with silky tannins as well as awesome concentration, this has turned out to be a remarkable Lafite Rothschild that should be drinkable much earlier than the 2005, but age for three decades. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2035+. - Robert M Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate #181, Feb 2009
Reviewed by: Wine Spectator
- 97 pts

Plum, sweet tobacco and blackberry aromas follow through to a full body, offering a tight, chewy palate, yet with polished, refined tannins. Very long and caressing. This turns to a muscular and toned young wine. Gets better and better with age. Best after 2014. 23,330 cases made. - JS, Wine Spectator, Mar 2009
Reviewed by: Wine Spectator
- 95 pts
  • Type Red Wine
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Area Bordeaux
  • Region Pauillac

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