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2014 Chateau Lafite RothschildBlend from France

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  • 98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 95 Wine Spectator
  • 94+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous
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98

"The aromas of stones, oyster shell, blackcurrants and mushrooms are very intense. Full-bodied, dense and powerful with lots of blackberries. Great finish. Super energy and depth. Try in 2022. Fascinating."

95 Wine Spectator

"Reserved for now, but the core of cassis, bitter plum and raspberry coulis flavors is pure and energetic, while extra black tea, iron and singed alder notes fill in steadily through the finish. This has a very focused, streamlined feel overall, yet there's serious depth for the cellar. Best from 2020 through 2035. 16,000 cases made. -JM"

94+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"The 2014 Lafite-Rothschild is a beautiful, vivid wine. It is also going to need a number of years to come together. All the classic Lafite signatures are present in the glass. Dark red and bluish-hued fruits, grilled herbs, crème de cassis and leather are some of the many notes that gradually open up. The wine is finessed and nuanced to the core. I imagine it will drink well with minimal cellaring, although it clearly also has the potential to grow in bottle. The blend is 87 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 % Merlot and 3 % Cabernet Franc. In 2014, the Grand Vin accounts for 38 % of production."

Product Detail

Item # 99343
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Pauillac
Ratings

98 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

95 - Wine Spectator

94+ - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Vintage 2014
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower