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2005 - Chateau Lafite Rothschild

Item No. 8551

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95-100 Pts Wine Spectator

From the Critics:

  • This is a presale offer! Full payment is required on all presales. To order by the bottle, call our order department at 888-980-WINE. To order by the case, simply order online! Wine is due in Spring/Summer of 2008.

    "Fabulous aromas of currant, tobacco, mineral and cedar with licorice undertones. Muscular wine with firm yet velvety tannins. Full-bodied, with lots of fruit yet reserved and long. Wonderful balance yet plenty of strength. Extremely well-toned and long. 2000 again? - J.S."95-100 Points - Wine Spectator

    "The 2005 Lafite is a lighter-styled effort than I expected, but of course, this estate is renowned for its delicacy and finesse. After the world-beating, off-the-charts 2003, which is a modern-day clone of the 1959, the 2005 seems pretty and restrained, but very noble as one would expect. Remarkably, the alcohol is actually higher in 2005 than in 2003, topping out at 13+%. The final blend was 88.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10.7% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot. Production represented only 40% of the harvest. The wine`s dark plum/ruby/purple color is followed by Lafite`s tell-tale aromas of lead pencil shavings intermixed with flowers, minerals, sweet berries, and black currants. Medium-bodied, quintessentially elegant and finesse-styled with high but ripe tannin, it is an impeccably pure, exceptionally well-made effort. Despite its obvious charm, my instincts suggest it will shut down after bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050+." 93-96 Points - Robert Parker - 95-100 Pts Wine Spectator

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  • Rating

    95-100 Pts Wine Spectator
  • Size

    750ML
  • Sub Region

    Pauillac
  • Region

    Bordeaux
  • Country

    France
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  • Vintage

    2005
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