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Chateau Lafite Rothschild | Red | 2001 | Bordeaux | Left Bank - Vivino Rating 4.6

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Intro: Château Lafite Rothschild is a wine estate in France, owned by members of the Rothschild family since the 19th century. The name Lafite comes from the surname of the La Fite family. Lafite was one of four wine-producing châteaux of Bordeaux originally awarded First Growth status in the 1855 Classification, which was based on the prices and wine quality at that time. Since then, it has been a consistent producer of one of the world's most expensive red wines.


Winery
: Château Lafite Rothschild

Region: Bordeaux | Pauillac (Left Bank)

Grapes: 86.5% Cabernet Savignon, 13.5% Merlot

Aging: French Oak Barrels

Tasting Notes: Neal Martin Vinous 97 Points: “The 2001 Lafite-Rothschild is a damn impressive follow-up to the 2000. It has a healthy garnet core, showing little sign of maturity. The bouquet offers blackberry, melted tar, cedar and a pinch of dried herbs that might not deliver the clarity of the finest Lafites, yet just seems to meliorate with aeration, offering complementary scents of iris with time. The palate is medium-bodied, with supple tannins, and a mélange of red and black fruit. I notice a touch of glycerin towards the second half, almost candied towards the precise finish of wild strawberry, graphite and a hint of black truffle. I admire the cohesiveness and crescendo of the 2001 Lafite-Rothschild. It should give drinkers 20 or 30 years of drinking pleasure. Tasted at the Lafite-Rothschild 150th anniversary dinner at the estate.” (NM) Jul 2018

Rating: VN 97, WS 96, DC 95, RP 94, ST 93, W&S 93, 4.6 v

ABV: 12.5%  Decant: 2hrs  Serving temp: 16-18 °C  Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer Venison) , Poutry

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