2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Bordeaux - 97 pts - OWC - 12 x 750ml

2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Bordeaux - 97 pts - OWC - 12 x 750ml

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1982 Chateau Latour a Pomerol This wine has been at its peak of maturity for the last 4-5 years and appears to be holding nicely in my cellar. The problem is that over half of the wines in my case have been corked! Happily this was a pure bottle revealing a dark garnet color with some amber at the edge as well as a big sweet nose of kirsch liqueur ...

Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage
Rating 97 RP
Bottle Size 12 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 12
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lafite-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type

Robert Parker

Rating 97 RP - 2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Bordeaux - OWC - 97 pts! 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. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage
Rating 97 RP
Bottle Size 12 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 12
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lafite-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type

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