2002 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux - 750ml

2002 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux - 750ml

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2002 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux- 94 pts!

Château Lafite Rothschild is a wine estate in the Pauillac region of the Médoc, producing one of the most sought-after and expensive red wines in the world. Lafite Rothschild is known for its perfume, elegance, finesse and harmony, in contrast to the more powerful Latour and Mouton Rothschild. Nevertheless, great vintages can age for 50 years or more.

The estate began to earn its reputation as a winemaking property in the late 1600s; by the second half of the following century it was known as "The King's Wine" at Versailles, and had a strong following in London. The acclaim did not diminish and in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification Lafite was ranked a first growth. It was bought by Baron James de Rothschild in 1868. Throughout much of the 20th Century, despite many sublime wines, Lafite Rothschild was regarded as an inconsistent producer but since the mid-1990s it has become more reliable – in fact, it regularly makes claims for wine of the vintage.


Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2002
Rating WS96/RP94/ST93
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lafite-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP94 - 2002 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux- 94 pts! 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. RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator WS96

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2002
Rating WS96/RP94/ST93
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lafite-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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